Minister of Justice Park Beom-gye said today (29th) regarding the possibility of special pardons for former Presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye and Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, "It is not impossible for the president to grant a very narrow 'one-point' pardon, but it is not impossible for the president to do so. No,” he said.
Minister Park met with reporters on the way to the Gwacheon Government Complex of the Ministry of Justice this morning and answered, "As I said yesterday, I have not received the will regarding the amnesty until today."
Regarding the parole review committee, which will be held early next month, he said, "I cannot comment on the position of individual personnel," he said.
He added, "I hope that the judges will have a broad and in-depth discussion based on these standards, such as the execution results, Corona 19, and the legal sentiments of society."
Minister Park refuted the report that the financial and securities crime investigation team established at the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor's Office lacked investigative manpower, saying, "It is a false report," and said, "The head of the investigation cooperation group and the chief prosecutor of the Southern District Prosecutor's Office are preparing well with enthusiasm." .
In response to the National Human Rights Commission's opinion that it should supplement relief measures for undocumented immigrant children born in Korea, he said, "We are making an effort to follow the various recommendations of the Human Rights Commission." "We will take the recommendations seriously and review them." answered.
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