August 13, 2022

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

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 taken to Paju police station late on Saturday morning, along with a small blue truck containing the balloons and its driver, a fellow defector.