Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Emergency Measure Committee for Rescuing Abducted Persons on Thursday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA in connection with the fact that the south Korean puppet regime is keeping the women citizens of the DPRK abducted by it away from any contact with outside under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the abductees:
Progressive organizations of people from all walks of life in south
Korea including the Bar Association for Democratic Society and the
office of the UN high commissioner for Human Rights asked for interviews
with the abductees of the DPRK, but the puppet regime turned it down
under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the victims.
Meanwhile, the puppet regime let human scum talk such nonsense that
if the "women, who voluntarily defected from the north," are opened to
public, their families in the north would be in danger.
What the regime claimed is nothing but sheer sophism to prevent the
disclosure of the truth about its thrice-cursed group allurement and
abduction of women of the DPRK.
At the families' earnest request, we repeatedly demanded the south
Korean puppet authorities allow their families to go to Seoul via
Panmunjom to have face-to-face meeting with their children.
The families are now repeatedly calling on the south Korean puppet
regime to allow them to meet their children, greatly angered by its
continued detention of their children under the pretext of "group
defection according to their free will."
This notwithstanding, the puppet group is vocal about "personal
safety" of the families of the abductees. This is an intolerable insult
to them and cheap propaganda aimed to tarnish the image of the dignified
If the puppet forces did not abducted citizens of the DPRK, why do
they refuse to make public the fate of the abductees and meet the
request for informal interview with them made by international human
rights organizations even today after the lapse of three months since
they were taken to south Korea?
As clearly disclosed through the press conference with a stooge of
the puppet Intelligence Service who was recently spotted and arrested in
the DPRK, the puppet group has gone frantic in its smear campaign
against the DPRK while appeasing and deceiving citizens of the DPRK and
alluring and abducting them to south Korea and then misleading the
public opinion by describing it as "voluntary defection from the north".
The puppet group is resorting to sleight of hand such as "personal
safety" of families of abductees in a bid to justify its vicious act of
putting them in custody and keeping them away from contact with outside.
But it can never cover up its true colors as a group of international
terrorists and human rights abusers.
Absolutely unpardonable is the hideous unethical and treacherous
crime of the puppet group that is forcing their children to be separated
from their parents against their will and seeking to make them fall
victim to the farce of confrontation with fellow countrymen in the
The puppet group has to immediately stop the unbearable mental and
physical persecution of the woman citizens of the DPRK and cruel
"defection operation" and send them back to the embrace of the DPRK
We will continue to press for proactive measures to roundly disclose
the truth behind the group abduction committed by the puppet group and
realize the repatriation of the abductees. -0-