December 25 According to South Korean media reports, South Korea’s Qingwa Taiwan spokesman Kang Minshuo said on the 25th that South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on the reinumption of Attorney General Yoon Seok-yue, “respecting the court’s decision” and “as the person in charge of personnel appointment and removal, he apologizes for the inconvenience and chaos caused to the people.”
Moon Jae-in also expressed the hope that the procuratorial organs would take this opportunity to reflect on the impartial exercise of prosecutorial power.
The Ministry of Justice and the prosecution should maintain stable cooperation and adhere to the follow-up measures to promote procuratorial reform.
Recently, the contradictions between South Korea’s legal inspection have been intensifying. On November 24, 2020, South Korea’s Minister of Justice Qiu Mei-a announced that she would suspend Attorney General Yoon Seok-yue and demanded that he be punished.
This is the first time in the constitutional history of South Korea that the Attorney General has been suspended by the Minister of Justice
Subsequently, Yin Xiyue filed an administrative lawsuit to cancel the suspension order. National prosecutors protested collectively against the decision made by the Minister of Justice.
From 10:34 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time on December 15, the Correctional Committee of the Prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice of South Korea met to deliberate and discuss the bill on the case of Attorney General for Discipline Yoon Seo-yue.
Finally, it was determined that Yoon Seo-yue’s four disciplinary reasons were established, and the decision to suspend him for two months was the Constitution of South Korea. For the first time in political history, the Attorney General has been disciplined.
Subsequently, on December 17, Yin Xiyue filed an administrative lawsuit in court to cancel the suspension of duty and applied for suspension of the suspension.
The South Korean court held its first session on December 22 to hear the suspension of Yoon Seok-yue, but failed to reach a conclusion and decided to hold a second trial.
The suspension of execution usually hears whether to suspend the effect of the disciplinary action, but this trial also involves the subject matter of the disciplinary action and the legality of the procedure.
On the 24th, the South Korean court suspended the effectiveness of the Ministry of Justice’s suspension of Attorney General Yoon Seok-yue for two months. As a result, Yin Xiyue was able to resume his post after eight days of suspension.