South Korea prevents balloon launch of anti-North leaflets

Leader of defector group arrested after brief physical struggle in 'Peace Pavilion' on inter-Korean border
July 1st, 2013
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PAJU, SOUTH KOREA – A prominent North Korean defector was arrested by South Korean police on Saturday morning for attempting to launch 5,000 balloons carrying DVDs, radios and 200,000 leaflets across the inter-Korean border, despite violent threats of attack from North Korean propaganda outlets.

Park Sang-hak, chairman of Freedom Fighters of North Korea (FFNK) was

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Hyowon Shin and Susan Ahn

Hyowon Shin (@hyowonshin) and Susan Ahn (@susansungmi) are staff reporters at NK News Seoul and Master's students at Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies.

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