Amid Berlin Wall Commemorations, Activists Rally for Liberation of North Korea





As Germany prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, activists in South Korea will hold a series of events this weekend to highlight calls for similarly momentous developments leading to the liberation of North Korea.

Planned events include a mass human rights and democracy demonstration led by North Korean refugee leaders in Seoul on Saturday; an all-day national day of prayer, fasting and repentance on Sunday; and another demonstration on Monday at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas, calling for the North’s liberation.

A spokesman for the organizers said from Seoul on Friday that North Korean refugee organizations, groups focusing on North Korean human rights, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were participating in the “UnifyKorea2009” events...

... Almost a year later, on Oct. 3, 1990, Germany was formally reunified.

The Korean peninsula has been divided since the end of World War II left the formerly Japanese-occupied country split at the 38th parallel between zones occupied by the Soviet Union and the United States...


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