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Japan Government Urged to Extradite Those Wanted to DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of People's Security Monday answered a question raised by the KCNA as regards the issue of warrants for the arrest of those who were involved in the abduction of DPRK citizens. The spokesman said:
    Under the manipulation of U.S. and Japanese intelligence and plot-breeding bodies and right-wing conservative forces, anti-DPRK organizations and individuals abducted our citizens in broad daylight in the guise of a "non-governmental organization" under the pretext of "humanitarianism".
    We regard this as a grave infringement upon our national sovereignty and safety of citizens, part of the plot to overturn our system.
    Accordingly, the ministry issued warrants of arrest for members of a Japanese "non-governmental organization" such as Fumiaki Yamata, Hiroshi Kato, Takayuki Noguchi and Ri Yong Hwa as the first step according to the relevant articles of the DPRK criminal law and the criminal procedure law.
    They wire-pulled behind the scenes the operations of luring and abducting citizens of the DPRK including those who returned to their homeland from Japan and their children and Japanese women in the DPRK or were directly involved in them. The ministry will take necessary steps for this in the areas where the DPRK's sovereignty is exercised and where cooperation in this respect is possible, demanding through a diplomatic channel the Japanese government extradite the above-said criminals, the spokesman stressed.

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