Unification Spokesperson Statement
July 14, 2015
It is deeply regrettable that
North Korea has unilaterally conducted a press conference on Joo
Won-moon without responding to the requests of the R.O.K.
government and the international community to release and
repatriate our detained citizens.
We once again urge the North to
immediately release our citizen, Joo Won-moon along with Kim
Jeong-uk, Kim Guk-gi, and Choi Chun-gil.
- As our detained citizens have been
denied access even to their families for a long period of time,
their concerned families are anxiously waiting for their loved ones
to return home.
- From a
humanitarian perspective, we urge the North to take immediate
measures to allow the families, our government officials, and the
counsel to access our detained citizens.
The R.O.K. government will exert
our utmost and multilateral efforts by closely cooperating with
the international community to have the detained citizens return
to their families as soon as possible.