“The 7th Korean Workers' Party congress,” is the biggest fair since the inauguration of Kim Jong-un regime. It is reported that information about the congress is strictly kept confidential; the participants of the congress were prohibited from having a cell phone, being left without any notice about the itinerary. (defector reporter - Kang Ji-won and Paek Chang-ryong)
After the closing of the KWP congress, a couple of reporting reporters from North Hamkyung Province reported on May 11, 12 as follows:
“It was said that the participants gathered at Province and departed for (Pyongyang), but we didn’t know when and how. They didn’t allow carrying a cell phone not to be able to contact family, or making a call at Pyongyang.”
What ‘Province’ means here is Cheongjin City of North Hamkyung Province where the province capitol is located.
Information about the congress has been strictly kept confidential for security reasons. Selection of the participants has been made through two tier system, but the second tier which was supposed to hold at Pyongyang was abruptly cancelled on early April. They also declared a special security period from May 2-6 without notifying any deadline of the Worker`s Party congress , just commencing on May 6. But suddenly right after opening the congress, they extended the period until May 10.
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