Prosecutors summon Kim Yeon-cheol and Kim Yu-geun for ‘forced return of North Korean fishermen’

Former Minister Kim Yeon-cheol [사진 제공:연합뉴스]

The prosecution, which is investigating the ‘forced return of North Korean fishermen from North Korea’, is investigating Kim Yeon-cheol, former Unification Minister and Kim Yu-geun, former deputy head of the National Security Office of the Blue House today.

The 3rd Public Investigation Department at the Seoul Central Prosecutors Office is said to be investigating Kim Yu-geun, who was summoned once, and Kim Yeon-cheol, the former minister who was investigated yesterday, again as the accused.

Prosecutors have been investigating allegations that the Blue House, the Ministry of Unification, and the National Intelligence Service in November 2019 overruled the plan to detain two North Korean fishermen and forcibly return them to North Korea without legal basis.

At the time, Kim was in a position to decide and direct the return to North Korea, and while attending the National Assembly meeting, former Deputy Minister Kim received a text message from the battalion commander of the Joint Security Area stating ‘Two North Koreans are returned from Panmunjom.’ He was the first to be recognized.

The North Korean Human Rights Information Center previously filed a complaint with the prosecution of 11 people in July, including former White House National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong and former Secret Service Director -National intelligence Suh Hoon, on allegations of abuse. force.

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