Wednesday, 13 May 2015

ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA condemn latest crackdown on CHONGRYON

   London 14th of May Juche 104(2015)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK) , the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE)and the UK Korean Friendship Association( UK KFA) issued the following joint statement concerning the ongoing repression of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan(CHONGRYON) by the fascist Japanese reactionaries;

Our organisations , the ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA totally condemn the further ongoing repression of CHONGRYON and its officials and members by the Japanese reactionaries.

On the morning of Tuesday the 12th of May Japanese police stormed the houses of the manager of the Korean Speciality Sales Company and others who are officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and walked off them.
    They searched the houses for hours in a bid to find out evidence. This follows earlier arrests of CHONGRYON officials and nefarious attempts by the reactionary rulers of Japan to link CHONGRYON with wrongdoing.
                  CHONGRYON is both an organisation that represents the interests and rights of ethnic Koreans in Japan and at the same time is virtually the de-facto embassy of the DPRK in Japan. Therefore the successive and ongoing crackdowns on CHONGRYON constitute a racist act of infringing on the human rights of ethnic Korean residents in Japan and at the same time an affront to the dignity and  honour of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Such acts of the  Japanese authorities impede the normalisation of Japan-DPRK diplomatic
relations and add fuel to the increasing tension in the far East. What is goes to
show is Japan is moving further and further to the Right, becoming fascistic in its internal structures and pursuing an expansionist and dominationist in external policy. Japan is a a pariah state of the worst kind that should be rejected by the world people's.

Our organisations call for the immediate and unconditional release of all CHONGRYON officials and workers held the Japanese authorities. We call for a campaign to uphold the human rights of ethnic Korean residents in Japan.


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