Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago the Japanese reactionaries hatched another hideous politically-motivated plot against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).
Kyoto District Court held a trial of an official of Chongryon and
the president of the Korean Goods Sales Company, who had been detained
on charges of "violation of the law on foreign exchange", demanding
prison terms for them.
The trial was, in a word, the fabrication made on the basis of
unreasonable and absurd assertions for a sinister purpose of doing harm
The Japanese reactionaries groundlessly claimed that the Tongbang
Company illegally imported Songi mushroom to Japan from north Korea and a
Chongyon official and the president of Korean Goods Sales Company might
be involved in the case.
The "accused" Chongryon official is the second son of the chairman
of Chongryon and once he worked at the Korean Goods Sales Company. It
was the major political reason why the Japanese reactionaries showed so
keen interest in the case.
It was their ulterior motive to fabricate the shocking case in which
"a family of Chongryon official is involved" and kick off a horrible
campaign against Chongryon in the Japanese society.
The trial proved nonsensical without any clear evidence as it was hastily staged to serve a conspiratorial purpose.
The Japanese prosecution authorities at the trial made desperate
efforts to force the "accused" to admit "charges" by absurd speculations
and far-fetched assertions. They just insisted that the Chongryon
official and the president of the company might have known about the
import of mushroom as the business which imported Songi mushroom and the
Korean Goods Sales Company had indirect contact and, in the final
analysis, this was "sequential conspiracy."
Does Japan styling itself a "law-governed state" not know a trial cannot be held in the absence of clear facts and evidence?
They went ahead with this trial in disregard of the common sense of
law as they have long pursued an ambition to destroy Chongryon.
What is ridiculous is that the prosecution authorities demanded
light penalties for those of the body directly related to the mushroom
import but heavier penalties for the Chongryon official and the company
president with whom they said had indirect contact.
All the facts reveal the hypocrisy and conspiratorial nature of the case.
It is the sinister intention of the Japanese reactionaries to invent
a pretext for kicking up a wholesale repressive campaign against
Chongryon by implicating it in the case.
Chongryon means the DPRK and their anti-Chongryon moves are nothing but a blatant challenge to it.
It is by no means an accidental coincidence that the Japanese
reactionaries cooked up the case at a time when they are openly calling
for reinvasion of the Korean Peninsula.
They may behave so if they seek to derail the process for
normalizing the DPRK-Japan relations in a moment through their
persistent confrontation with it.
They would be well advised to behave themselves. They should stop at
once all sorts of burlesques to justify their indiscriminate
suppression of Chongryon and moves for invading the DPRK. -0-