Pro-Pyongyang group file suit against Japanese government

Yonhap
3/31/2007

A pro-Pyongyang organization in Japan filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government and Tokyo provincial government seeking compensation for damages it claims were caused by a police raid on its office, the local media reported.

According to the reports, the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) lodged a complaint Friday with Tokyo’s district court, saying the investigation by the Japanese police last November was illegal.

The investigation was a political act intended to oppress the organization and its affiliates, it said.

Japanese police raided a number of houses at the end of November in response to allegations that a 74-year-old woman affiliated with the group attempted to ship bags of an intravenous solution needed by doctors to the North.

The intravenous solution is used to supply patients with nutritionally rich amino acids both prior to and after surgery.

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