June 06, 2023

Activist claims he flew Yoon Suk-yeol posters, million leaflets to North Korea

Park Sang-hak says he flew 20 balloons with anti-DPRK propaganda across border, a likely violation of anti-leaflet law

Park Sang-hak, a high-profile defector-activist, claimed on Thursday that he flew around 1 million anti-DPRK leaflets with president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s face on them in the direction of North Korea earlier this week, the latest challenge to a controversial law that bans such activities.

Park is currently standing trial for charges of launching such balloons with anti-regime leaflets and U.S. dollar bills across the Demilitarized Zone towards the DPRK a year ago in Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces of South Korea, after Seoul passed an anti-leafleting law in late 2020.