September 30, 2023

South Korea to file legal complaint against NGOs sending leaflets to the North

Activist promises to continue leaflet launches, however, amid growing inter-Korean tensions over the issue

South Korea will move to revoke the corporate permits of two defector-run NGOs regularly sending anti-regime leaflets across the border into North Korea, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.

The move follows multiple high-level statements by North Korea in recent days condemning Seoul's failure to stop the leafleting and Pyongyang's decision to cut off all inter-Korean communication lines as of Tuesday noon.