December 29 According to South Korean media reports, the Ministry of Justice and other relevant departments said on the 29th that in order to welcome the New Year in 2021, 3,024 people were granted special amnesty, including ordinary criminals, social contradictions, etc.
This is the fourth amnesty granted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in since he took office.
It is reported that the pardon does not include political prisoners.
Former South Korean Presidents Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak were excluded.
At present, Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak are both imprisoned to serve their sentences.
The Ministry of Justice said that the purpose of the pardon is to reduce the burden on ordinary people and provide a turning point for national reconciliation and overcoming the crisis under the circumstances of the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Among the pardonees, there were 2,920 ordinary criminal offenders, accounting for the largest proportion.
In addition, special care prisoners such as severe patients and disabled prisoners have also been pardoned.