|Three ROK Nationals Deported for Cult Activities|
|(13 January 2004)|
Nam Sang Sik (male, 49, Passport No. DG0932956), Pak Chang Kuk (male, 48, Passport No. GR2363496) and Ahn Suk Chul (male, 53, Passport No. BS1292385) were detained according to the Chinese law on Jan. 10 and 11, 2004 respectively and deported Tuesday, said the sources. The three were also banned from entering China again within five years.
Judicial investigation showed that Nam and Pak, after their entry into China, had instigated Falun Gong followers in China to sabotage local radio, television broadcast and telecommunications facilities and had plotted sabotage activities during the upcoming Spring Festival holidays, or the Chinese Lunar New Year. They also provided funds and foreign-made equipment for the sabotage plan as well as for other criminal activities of the Falun Gong cult.
Ahn, who entered China recently along with Li Guangchun (male, 34, identity paper No. 9410515008887103), had released illicit publications and conducted other secret activities relating to the Falun Gong cult.
The three ROK nationals had confessed to their illegal activities in China during the detention and judicial investigation, and were admonished by the Chinese judicial authorities according to law before the deportation, sources said.
Li, whose identity is yet to be verified, remains under detention for further investigation by the judicial organs, sources added.
(Xinhua News Agency January 13, 2004)