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South Korea activists launch leaflets, USB keys into North

Published on Jan 15, 2014 12:26 PM
 

PAJU, South Korea (AFP) - South Korean activists launched thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border on Wednesday, despite past North Korean threats to shell the "human scum" involved.

Packages floated over the heavily-militarised border by balloon also contained 1,000 United States one dollar bills and DVDs detailing human rights abuses in the North.

"There is clearly enormous hunger for outside information in North Korea," said Mr Thor Halvorssen, president of the US-based Human Rights Foundation, which supported the event in the border town of Paju.

"USB keys are one of the most powerful tools, because they're small, can be hidden and shared easily, and carry massive amounts of data," he said.

 
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