ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email email@example.comLondon 13th of December 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) today issued a joint statement slamming condemning the extremely repressive actions of the Japanese state against CHONGRYON (the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan);
Kyoto District Court on Dec. 10 held a trial of Kim Yong Jo, president of the Korean Goods Sales Company, and Ho Jong Do, the then employee of the company in 2010, on the charge that they illegally imported Songi mushroom to Japan from north Korea in violation of the "law on foreign exchange".
The court at the trial sentenced Kim to two years in prison with a four-year stay of execution and Ho to one year and 8 months in prison with a four-year stay of execution and fined the company 2 million yens on the basis of the false evidence provided by the prosecution authorities. These charges are false and trumped up. Even if there was some grounds for the charges it seems extremely harsh to sentence people to prison terms for mere customs violations. Clearly the Japanese authorities are out of their minds . It smacks of a premeditated and politicised plot to destroy CHONGRYON and wantonly violate the rights of
Korean residents in Japan.
Our organisations strongly denounce this blatant injustice.
Basically what the Japanese authorities are doing is state terrorism . The Japanese authorities stand guilty of both state terrorism as well as racism towards non Japanese minorities living within Japan . Japan is one of the biggest racist states in history who put other racists in the shade. CHONGRYON as a dignified organisation of overseas Korean compatriots has the right to exist , moreover CHONGRYON is the guardian of the rights of ethnic Koreans in Japan. An attack on CHONGRYON is an attack on their rights, a grave violation of human rights for which Japan should be made to answer for .
As CHONGRYON is the overseas citizens organisation of the DPRK and basically the de facto embassy of the DPRK in Japan this is a hostile act against the DPRK , an affront to its sovereignty.
The ongoing repression of CHONGRYON goes to show that Japan is moving towards fascism and is becoming more racist and intolerant .
We demand the the repression of CHONGRYON is halted and those jailed are immediately released !
HANDS OFF CHONGRYON !