Activists send 600K leaflets into N. Korea

An activist group of North Korean defectors has launched balloons containing anti-North Korea leaflets across the inter-Korean border, police said Tuesday, in an act that could dampen a burgeoning thaw in inter-Korean relations.

The Campaign for Helping North Korean in Direct Way scattered some 600,000 leaflets from Yeoncheon, a county bordering North Korea, on Monday evening, local police said.

Lee Min-bok, the head of the group, and his wife participated in the 30-minute leaflet-scattering event, the police said, adding the balloons are believed to have flown in the northeast direction. [Yonhap]

I had not heard of Lee or his group before today.

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Update: Here’s an earlier Reuters article on Lee Min-Bok. Thanks to a reader.

9 Comments

  1. I wonder how many of those leaflets actually reach people? Surely a lot must end up fields somewhere, and I doubt some people would have the courage to pick them up off the ground if they dropped in Pyongyang. I suppose it’s better than sending DVDs across the border when most North Koreans don’t own a DVD player.




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  2. Is there anywhere to read what’s actually written on these leaflets? I always wonder but it is never reported. I would like to see it.




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  3. They mostly mock the regime/Kim Jong-un and the typical stuff you’d see to those wanting to spread info to a repressed people.




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