Death threat sent to South Korea school for North Korean defectors

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A hatchet and a threatening letter were delivered to a school for North Korean defectors in July.

South Korea police said the items were sent using a courier service commonly available at local convenience stores, Yonhap reported Tuesday.

The male suspect has not been apprehended, according to the report.

The items targeted administrators at an alternative school in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province that caters to newly arrived North Koreans.

The letter praised the North Korean state and urged the school to halt “anti-North Korea” activities.

The Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency stated the box containing the hatchet was sent on July 22, but the suspect vanished without a trace.

The letter was included in the box, and urged the reader to “not praise the United States, and not denounce North Korea.”

The letter also called the United States “imperialist.”

“The North and South are one people, but the [school] principal gives lectures critical of the North Korean regime before North Korean defectors,” the letter read.

The letter also stated if “anti-North Korea activities” don’t come to an end a “blow to the back of the head” would be inflicted upon the offender.

The letter however did not include statements praising Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un.

Those at the school reported the letter was a violation of South Korea’s National Security Law.



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