On the 21st, a man in his forties was charged with violating the Public Official Election Act and was sentenced to a fine of ₩800,000. He had written in the comment section of a news article that Park Geun Hye was “the daughter of a commie, a pro-Japanese traitor, and spread false rumors concerning the BBK incident”. He had repeated this comment six times over a eight month period, from January to August of 2012.
Ok. Leaving the regular people who wrote defaming posts and comments about the opposing parties aside, where are all the Shibaldan(십알단) who were given certificates of appointment in Park’s name and paid to write defaming comments about Moon Jae In and the DUP? Where are their trials? What about the NIS agent whose job description specifically has ‘no interfering with politics’ written?
The judge who presides over this case also happens to be the one who presided over the trial of National Assembly member Park Sang Eun of Incheon. He was charged of violating the election campaign act when he threw a party for his book publication and had a famous entertainer perform. He was found guilty and the prosecutor proposed a million won fine, which would have meant his election was invalid. Judge Song Kyeong Geun gave him a ₩500,000 fine which allowed him to keep his seat. Park is a member of the Saenuri Party, an ernest member of the pro-PGH faction, and once a strong contender for Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Park Geun Hye’s cabinet. 유전무죄 무전유죄(有錢無罪 無錢有罪)로소이다.
People, it has begun. Those who craved the 70’s and 80’s, I hope you’re happy. We are back to the past.
I saw the article on yonhap and I was quite enraged to be honest. Dad read it and just laughed, in a somewhat melachonly manner saying lucky we’re not in korea any more. WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH ARE THE EFFORTS AND BLOOD OF PROTESTERS WASTED?