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N.K. leader expresses condolences for death of former anti-Japanese fighter

All Headlines 09:51 January 18, 2020

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed condolences for the death of a former anti-Japanese fighter, the North's state media reported Saturday.

Kim "together with his wife Ri Sol-ju visited the bier of anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter Hwang Sun-hui" on Friday to "express deep condolences over her death," the Korean Central News Agency said.

A deputy to the North's rubber-stamp parliament and curator of the Korean Revolution Museum, Hwang died Friday at the age of 100, it said.

"(Kim) looked round the bier in bitter grief over the death of a precious revolutionary forerunner," it said.

Key party officials, including Pak Pong-ju and Kim Yong-chol, accompanied the leader.

"A witness of the great anti-Japanese war, Hwang was a veteran fighter of the first generation of the Korean revolution and a steadfast female revolutionary who dedicated her all to the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche (self-reliance) pioneered on Mount Paekdu," it said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) looks at the late Hwang Sun-hui, a former anti-Japanese fighter, at her funeral on Jan. 17, 2020, in this photo captured from the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) website. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)


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