The North Korean authorities have denied any involvement in the murder of Korean-Chinese Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol (한충렬)., according to United Press International.
Pyongyang’s propaganda outlet Uriminzokkiri released a statement on Thursday 5 May calling the claims ‘absurd anti-North Korean sophistry’.
They went on to say:
‘After the murder of Pastor Han on April 30, the puppet authorities are once again yammering up clichés about the North. The truth will be revealed. The South Korean authorities are addicted to dirty slander…but their anti-human rights crimes can never be concealed.’
QUESTIONS TO PARLIAMENT
Lord Alton has tabled two parliamentary questions on the murder of Han Chung-Ryeol:
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask her Majesty’s Government what assessments they have made of reports that North Korean secret agents have killed Han Chung-Ryeol, a Korean-Chinese pastor who provided North Korean refugees with food, medicines, clothes and other items to assist their survival?
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise with the Chinese authorities reports that North Korean secret agents entered Chiangbai, a town on the Chinese side of the border with North Korea, and murdered Korean-Chinese pastor , Han Chung-Ryeol, who helped North Korean refugees.
*See previous blog post for more details about the martyrdom of Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol.
Source: UPI and Open Doors