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N. Korean defectors group to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets across border

North Korea 11:26 April 09, 2019

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- A group of North Korean defectors plans to send anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets across the border later this month, the group's leader said Tuesday.

The group, Fighters for a Free North Korea, plans to fly balloons carrying some 500,000 leaflets near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in mid-April, the head of the group, Park Sang-hak, said.

The leaflets slam the North's hereditary succession and contain information on the death of leader Kim Jong-un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong-nam.

"It has been almost a year since Kim declared he would give up the nuclear program, but he has not kept his promise and is ridiculing people," Park said.

If the group sends the leaflets, it will be the first such event this year.

The government has urged local activists to stop their leaflet campaigns, saying that they go against the efforts to reduce tensions and improve ties with the North.

In this photo, taken on Oct. 10, 2017 and provided by Fighters for a Free North Korea, members of the civic group prepare to send balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets across the border in Gimpo, northwest of Seoul. (Yonhap)

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