SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korean police said Tuesday that they’ve summoned two activists accused of raising tensions with North Korea by sending propaganda balloons or plastic bottles filled with rice across the border.
Park Sang-hak, a North Korean refugee who has floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets by balloon across the land border, and his brother Park Jung-oh, who has floated plastic bottles filled with rice across the sea boundary, were being questioned at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, an agency officer with direct knowledge of the cases said.
The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media.
Police raided the offices of the Park brothers last week and confiscated leaflets, account books, mobile phone data, computer files and other materials related to their activities.
The officer said further investigation was needed before determining whether the brothers should be charged with a crime.
North Korea raised Park Sang-hak’s yearslong propaganda