DPRK, S Korea parties mark centenary of patriotic martyr's death

09:56, March 27, 2010      

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Two political parties from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea issued a joint statement Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of patriotic martyr An Jung Gun's death,the official news agency KCNA reported.

The Korean Social Democratic Party of the DPRK and the Democratic Labor Party of South Korea jointly issued the statement, demanding that Japan apologize for the crimes it committed against the Korean nation during its colonial rule over Korea, the KCNA reported

An Jung Gun was hung in 1910 after he assassinated Hirobumi Ito,then Japanese Governor-General of the Korean peninsula.

Born in 1879, independence activist An fatally shot Hirobumi Ito at the Harbin Railway Station in northeast China on Oct. 26, 1909. The Japanese hanged him at the Lushun Prison in Dalian City of Liaoning Province in northeast China on March 26, 1910.

Source: Xinhua
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