August 21, Juche107(2018)

Red Cross Society of DPRK Demands Repatriation of Abducted Women Citizens

 

Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA Saturday over the full revelation of the truth about the "group defection of woman employees of the north's restaurant abroad" by south Korean media.

The south Korean cable broadcasting JTBC recently put it that the "case of group defection of the north's employees" in April 2016 was proven to be a conspiratorial farce cooked up by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors, and that those women citizens of the DPRK were proven to have been forcibly abducted by the puppet Intelligence Service by interviews of a criminal involved in the case and victims, the spokesman noted, saying:

After all, it has been clearly proven that the claim about the "group defection according to free will", made so far by the puppet conservative group, was an anti-DPRK farce cooked up to turn the table in favor of them in the then "National Assemblymen" election.

What can not be overlooked is that the south Korean authorities, obliged to handle the issue, have adopted an unequivocal stance to shun the demand of the public at home and abroad.

The south Korean authorities are busy evading the responsibility while claiming that "there was limitation to grasping the truth as those directly concerned did not want to be interviewed". Meanwhile, they are feeding the media with an absurd story that those women citizens of the DPRK can be "exchanged" with criminals who have been detained in the DPRK after being legally punished for their spying and hostile acts against it.

Do the south Korean authorities know that this has touched off towering grudge of the people in the DPRK including the families of the victims spending days and nights in tears and longing to see their beloved daughters come back.

At the historic April north-south summit meeting and talks we stressed the need not to hoard up the agreements reached between the north and the south as in the past, and the south side expressed deep sympathy with it.

However, the attitude taken by the south Korean authorities even before the ink on the Panmunjom declaration got dry has greatly disappointed us, not just arousing regret.

We can not but remind them of our stand that how they tackle the case of group abduction by the puppet conservatives, an anti-DPRK confrontational farce and hideous crime against humanity, would have great impact on deciding the prospect of settling the humanitarian issue between the north and the south clarified in the Panmunjom declaration.

Such hideous criminals as the Park Geun Hye group, who forced "defection" on our women citizens after luring and kidnapping them in group for confrontation with compatriots, in disregard of human ethics and morality and international law, must be brought to an international court for severe punishment.

The south Korean authorities should admit the unheard-of atrocity of the Park regime, severely punish those involved in the case, send our women citizens to their families without delay and thus show the will to improve the north-south ties.

We will prudently watch their future attitude.

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