ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
London 9th June Juche 110(2021)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea (BGSJI) , UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP)issued the following joint statement today issued a joint statement on the 19th anniversary of the murder of south Korean schoolgirls Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son by the US imperialist aggressor troops in south Korea;
On the 13th of June 2002,some 19 years ago two 13 year old school girls were run over by a US armoured vehicle and killed horribly. The US imperialist aggressor troops in south Korea are guilty of taking the lives of two innocent school children who were walking home from school. Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son were just two innocent schoolgirls on their way home from school.
This atrocity by the US imperialists took Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son from their families and friends. Had they lived the two girls would now be in their 20s , starting out in life with hopes and aspirations. However life with all its opportunities and challenges was taken from them by the US imperialists. No one was jailed for the crime. It was clearly a deliberate and premeditated act by the US imperialist troops who hate and despise the south Korean people.
South Korea does not have the right to try US soldiers who commit serious crimes on south Korean soil to try them. The US under the "Status of Forces Agreement " enjoys 'extraterritoriality'. This gives them colonial privileges in south Korea. It means that they can swagger around and commit serious crimes in south Korea and get off scot-free.
The killing of Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son by US troops proves beyond doubt that the US army needs to withdrawn from south Korea and that the US needs to change its policy towards Korea.
Although the US imperialists perpetrated such an evil crime as killing schoolgirls , US troops still remain in south Korea lording it over the south Korean people Since the killings of Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son numerous crimes such as murder, robbery and rape have been committed by the US troops in south Korea.Despite this the south Korean authorities have agreed to pay more money in upkeep expenses for US troops
The presence of US imperialist troops in south Korea is intolerable for the south Korean people. The US imperialist troops in south Korea are the root of crimes and depravity .
The US imperialists commit crimes and atrocities not only in south Korea but other parts of the world where they have troops such as Okinawa.
In the independent socialist DPRK there are no US forces and the people are free from the US occupation. Children can play happily without the fear of being killed or injured by Yankee soldiers or suffering a fate worse than death. The US imperialists falsely accuse the DPRK of human rights violations but it is the US imperialists who violate the human rights of the south Korean people on a daily basis.
This was a terrible crime against humanity by the US but no one has ever been held accountable . We call for the total ,full and unconditional withdrawal of US troops from the south of Korea . We fully support the struggle of the south Korean people for the withdrawal of US troops and independent reunification. We support the revolutionary struggle of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea.