March 27, 2023

Defector activist flies balloons with COVID aid toward North Korea again

Park Sang-hak says he conducted his second launch this month despite Seoul’s appeal for restraint

A prominent defector activist said he launched balloons carrying COVID-19 aid toward North Korea for the second time this month on Tuesday, a day after Seoul’s unification minister requested that activists exercise restraint.

Park Sang-hak, head of activist organization Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK), told NK News on Wednesday that he released 20 balloons carrying 20,000 masks, 80,000 pain relief tablets and 30,000 Vitamin C pills from the city of Incheon near the inter-Korean border.