GIMPO, South Korea, April 15 (Yonhap) -- A group of North Korean defectors in South Korea on Saturday sent hundreds of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets via helium balloons across the inter-Korean border in time for the 105th birth anniversary of the North's late founder Kim Il-sung.
The Fighters for Free North Korea said its members sent some 300,000 leaflets from a mountain in Gimpo, just west of Seoul, starting at 5 a.m., condemning the North Korean regime and its role in the assassination of leader Kim Jong-un's elder half brother, Kim Jong-nam, in February in Malaysia.
Besides the leaflets, the 10 gas-filled balloons also contained 2,000 one-dollar bills, 1,000 USB storage devices, 1,000 DVDs and 500 booklets, the group said.
Large placards attached to the balloons featured photos of Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-nam, which were titled "murderer" and "dead person," respectively.
The group said the leaflets contained all the details of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam which occurred at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, as well as criticism of the Pyongyang regime.
The leaflets slammed the Kim Jong-un regime for sticking to nuclear weapons and missiles despite its isolation in the international community and idolizing the late founder Kim Il-sung.
"We condemn dictator Kim Jong-un for persistently threatening the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the global society with nuclear weapons and missiles and murdering his half brother," group leader Park Sang-hak said.
The civic group regularly launches big balloons carrying such anti-Pyongyang leaflets in a campaign to spread dissenting messages in the reclusive country.
However, one of the 10 balloons fell in a South Korean apartment complex in Goyang, north of Seoul, at 6:30 a.m., police said, adding the complex was about 20 km away from the Gimpo mountain.
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