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Centennial birthday of Jang Ho, former unconverted long-term prisoner in south Korea
Centennial Birthday of Jang Ho Celebrated. (Photo Credit Rodong Sinmun)

Pro-reunification patriotic fighter honoured with 100th birthday spread

Jang Ho, a former unconverted long-term prisoner in south Korea, celebrated his 100th birthday.

The former unconverted long-term prisoners, who came into the embrace of the DPRK under the world media spotlight after the adoption of the historic June 15 joint declaration 20 years ago, are now living healthily enjoying public respect as the indomitable pro-reunification patriotic fighters and incarnations of faith and will.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent a birthday spread to Jang Ho on his 100th birthday.

Born into a poor family in Mapho District, Seoul, Jang Ho keenly experienced the grief over the loss of the country, being subjected to maltreatment and contempt in a foreign country. He could lead a worthwhile life only after the country was liberated.

He worked hard for the building of a new country in the homeland and, as a journalist, contributed to encouraging the people to win victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and to turn out in the postwar reconstruction.

Though he was arrested by the enemy while bravely struggling for national reunification, he fought for over 30 years in jail to keep his revolutionary faith.

Back in the DPRK he was awarded the title of DPRK Hero, National Reunification Prize and other high state commendations. He also took part as delegate in major national events such as the celebrations for the 100th birthday of President Kim Il Sung, the Fourth National Conference of War Veterans and the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party Korea.

(KCNA - November 30, 2020)

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