South Korea group launches anti-Pyongyang leaflets despite calls to refrain

January 20, 2015 3:41 AM

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South Korea group launches anti-Pyongyang leaflets despite calls to refrain

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean activist group led by a defector from North Korea said on Tuesday it had launched balloons with messages critical of the North's leader across the border, defying a request by Seoul to refrain as it pursues dialogue with Pyongyang.

The South Korean government has tried to persuade the group and other activists to "make a wise decision" and hold off on sending the leaflets because doing so would inflame social discord in the South and potentially create security risks.

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