24 Jan '11, 8am

North Korea publicly executed two of its citizens for handling propaganda leaflets by South Korean groups.

North Korea publicly executed two of its citizens for handling propaganda leaflets by South Korean groups.

One dollar banknotes and anti-North Korea leaflets are seen in a bag as former North Korean defectors and anti-North Korea activists prepare to release balloons. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - NORTH Korea this month publicly executed two of its citizens for handling propaganda leaflets floated across the border by South Korean groups, one of the activists said on Monday. An army officer who pocketed dollar bills enclosed with the leaflets was shot along with a 45-year-old woman who concealed one of the flyers, said Choi Sung-Yong. He said the executions were carried out on January 3 at Sariwon, 45 kilometres south of Pyongyang, in front of 500 spectators following a special ideological session on the leaflets. Mr Choi, citing a source in Sariwon, told AFP that six members of the victims' families had been sent to a camp for political prisoners. 'North Korea apparently carried o...

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