'The Interview' Activist sends DVDs into North Korea by balloon

Mr Lee, a defector from South Korea has revealed that he launched thousands of copies of the Hollywood film 'The Interview' into North Korea by ballon.

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A South Korean activist has revealed that he used balloons to send thousands of DVDs of  the controversial movie 'The Interview' into North Korea.

According to the North Korean defector,  Lee Min-bok, he's completed four balloon launches since January, with the latest carried out in the dead of night on Saturday.

'The Interview' which is about a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was initially pulled off by Sony following a hacking attack and threats to attack screening cinemas which the FBI accused North Korea of.

According to the defector,  he tied the DVDs to balloons along with bundles of US dollars and leaflets criticising Mr Kim's regime.

"I launched thousands of copies and about a million leaflets on Saturday, near the western part of the border." - He told AFP news agency.

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