September 19, 2020

South Korean police block NGO from sending balloons to North Korea

Citing Panmunjom Declaration and 2016 Supreme Court ruling, authorities block launch in Yeoncheon

The South Korean police on Monday evening prohibited an activist group from launching balloons carrying Bibles into North Korea, citing a previous exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas in the area.

Activists from the Voice of the Martyrs NGO attempted to release the balloons from Yeoncheon County, the site of an exchange of gunfire in October 2014 provoked by a launch of anti-Pyongyang leaflets.