January 25, 2021

Anti-regime leaflet launches don’t help everyday North Koreans, South insists

Seoul defends efforts to crackdown on controversial flyer launches

Anti-regime leaflets sent across the inter-Korean border by activists in the South do not improve North Koreans' access to information, Seoul's unification ministry official said Tuesday.

Speaking in response to a recent op-ed by high-profile activist Park Sang-hak -- whose activities sparked a major escalation of inter-Korean tensions last month -- South Korea defended Seoul's efforts to put a stop to those launches.