December 16 According to South Korean media reports, from 10:34 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time on the 15th, the Disciplinary Committee of the Prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice of South Korea met to deliberate and discuss the bill related to the Attorney General of Corrections, Yoon Xiyue. Finally, it was found that Yoon Xiyue’s four disciplinary reasons were established and he did Disposition decision for two months of suspension. This is the first time in the constitutional history of South Korea that the Attorney General has been disciplined. The punishment will eventually need to be submitted to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for approval.
After the meeting on the same day, the Correctional Commission said that from the perspective of evidence, it had determined four of Yin Xiyue’s six disciplinary reasons, and the remaining two would not be held accountable.
Specifically, the four disciplinary reasons include suspected illegal inspection of judges, obstruction of the monitoring of the Korean media Channel A incident, obstruction of the investigation of the Korean media Channel A incident, and violation of the principle of political neutrality. The other two decisions not to be held accountable are Yin Xiyue’s improper meeting with the president of the Korean media and obstructing supervision in the process of being investigated.
According to the report, Yin Xiyue may protest against the punishment of the Correctional Commission and immediately file an application for suspension of execution and an administrative lawsuit.
Recently, the contradictions between South Korea’s legal inspection have been intensifying. On November 24, South Korea’s Minister of Justice Qiu Mei-ai 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.
After Yin Xiyue applied for “suspension of suspension of duty” on the evening of November 25, he filed an administrative lawsuit against Qiu Meiai on the 26th, demanding that she rescind the suspension order. South Korea’s national prosecutors also launched a collective protest.