In response to the whole story of the murder of a public official in the West Sea, Kwon Young-mi, the wife of the late Lee Dae-joon, strongly criticized the ruling party, including Woo Sang-ho, chairman of the Democratic Party’s emergency countermeasures committee at the time, saying, “I hope that I will never put the word North Korea in their mouths again.” If you want to make a North Korean claim, you are asking your family to show you convincing evidence.
According to the political circles on the 19th, Kwon said in an interview with Channel A the day before, “If we present solid evidence (that is, North Korea), then we can accept it.”
In particular, Kwon emphasized, “If you claim to have defected to North Korea without showing any evidence, you are a second offense to us.” In fact, at a press conference last week, the bereaved family such as Kwon said, “At the time, an investigation was fabricated to create a frame for North Korea under someone’s instruction,” and insisted that “it was a state-run nongdan of the previous administration.” Without evidence, the case was fabricated to suit the taste of the regime at the time, and the bereaved family’s view is that this is not the state government nongdan.
Lawyer Kim Ki-yoon, a legal representative for the bereaved family, also said, “At that time, looking at the report of the Coast Guard statement, an employee said, ‘To escape to North Korea, you had to wear a waterproof suit and enter the sea, but I confirmed that the waterproof suit was still in Mr. Lee Dae-jun’s room.'” “Without the part, it was announced that it was North Korea,” he recalled.
He also said, “At this time, it was said that if the staff fell into the water (without a waterproof suit), they would die within 3 hours of hypothermia, but this content was also omitted.
Lawyer Kim said, “I confirmed that the Blue House National Security Office issued guidelines.”
Rae-jin Lee, her older brother, also said, “We plan to file a complaint against the former chief of staff for obstructing the execution of official duties in order to find out whether the announcement that the Ministry of National Defense and Coast Guard were shot while trying to defect to North Korea was in accordance with the instructions of former security chief Suh Hoon.”
He continued, “He gave me power to protect the safety and lives of the people. If I couldn’t keep it, it would be better to ask for forgiveness,” he said.
The body of Lee, a fishery instructor belonging to the West Sea Fisheries Guidance Team of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, was burned after the death of a North Korean soldier while drifting in the West Sea in September 2020 during the Moon Jae-in administration.
At that time, the military authorities announced that Mr. Lee had voluntarily defected to North Korea and suffered a disgrace on the grounds that Mr. Lee had gambling debts. However, on the 16th, the Incheon Maritime Police Station overturned the results of the investigation by the Moon Jae-in government, saying, “We could not find an intention to defect to North Korea.”