Democracy, Promoting the use of evasion inspection of judges
Disclosure of investigative prosecutors… Lee Bangtan-yong 檢 pressure
It is likely that the Democratic Party of Korea will enter season 2 of ‘Complete Prosecution’ (complete deprivation of the prosecution’s right to investigate). In a situation where the prosecution’s investigation into CEO Lee Jae-myeong is reaching its peak, a series of bills are being prepared to neutralize the prosecution’s right to investigate. Among them, there is a system for avoiding inspections. The plan is to amend the Criminal Procedure Act so that the suspect can ask for someone else to replace him if the prosecutor investigating him is not satisfied. The Criminal Procedure Act states that a prosecutor or defendant can apply for a challenge to the court if there is concern about an unfair trial. However, it is difficult to find a precedent in the world for a case where the suspect requests a change of prosecutor. It is very likely to be abused to obstruct and shrink the prosecution’s investigation.
The Democratic Party is also promoting a bill that discloses the name and contact information of an investigating prosecutor, and a bill that allows the defendant and his agent to read the prosecution’s evidence in advance during the arrest warrant review and ask the court blocked the disclosure. of the suspect’s facts. In December last year, the Democratic Party received public criticism for publishing data that identified the names and photos of prosecutors investigating Lee. It is intended to legislate to disclose the name and contact information of an investigative prosecutor without any reflection of such controversy. It is no different from taking coordinates that force supporters to put pressure on the investigating prosecutor. It is not enough to deprive prosecutors of their right to investigate, and it is inevitable that legislation aimed at the ‘intimidation effect’ shrinks the investigation by revealing names.
You can guess why the Democratic Party is trying to push a strange bill. Following the Seongnam FC donation incident, CEO Lee faces an additional summons due to suspicion of favorable development in Daejang-dong and Wirye New Town. In addition, the suspicion of being part of the Ssangbangbang Group’s illegal payment to North Korea was raised. Even Samcheok Dongja will see this as an attempt to mitigate even a little of Lee’s judicial risk. However, the Democratic Party came out in defense of ‘Complete Review 2’ yesterday, saying, “It is a distortion to create the frame of ‘Bangtan Lee Jae-myung’ which does not claim that Lee, who is under investigation on this of time, benefiting from improvements to the system.”
Yesterday, the Democratic Party submitted a motion to impeach the Minister of Public Administration and Security Lee Sang-min to the National Assembly. As it was adopted as a partisan debate in the general assembly of members, it will be passed in the National Assembly vote on the 8th. If the impeachment motion is passed, Minister Lee’s duties will be suspended until the Constitutional Court’s impeachment verdict. It is a clear political act intended to hurt Yoon Seok-yeol’s regime. Along with ‘Complete Swordsman 2’, the deviation of the huge opposition which abuses the legislative power given by the people in this way is a blind dog.