YouTuber Ahn Jung-kwon, who continued to swear and protest near the residence of former President Moon Jae-in in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, was arrested.

There is an interpretation that the court made it clear that hate and slander that crossed the line is not freedom of expression.

Reporter Ahn Hee-jae will tell you.


In front of the residence of former President Moon Jae-in in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, last May.

A man holding a microphone swears at former President Moon.

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He also pours out harsh words aimed at Mrs. Kim Jung-sook.

[Ahn Jung-kwon / YouTuber: Kim Jeong-suk, look at waving his hand, XXX XX X!]

This is Ahn Jung-kwon, a conservative YouTuber who led a rally in front of the former president's house and broadcast it live on the Internet.

Former President Moon sued Ahn on charges of insulting him in May.

Ahn was also accused of slandering Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung and obstructing the election campaign during the last presidential election.

Despite this behavior, Mr. Ahn was specially invited to the inauguration ceremony of President Yoon Seok-yeol, and the fact that his older sister, who appeared on Mr. Ahn's broadcast, was appointed as an administrative agent in the presidential office, became controversial.

Prosecutors requested an arrest warrant for Ahn on the 1st for violating the Public Official Election Act and insulting him.

[Ahn Jung-kwon / YouTuber (Yesterday, attended warrant review): I apologize to the people, but there were also concerns about dividing the people through private residence politics…


It is interpreted that the court made it clear that it is difficult to protect the freedom of assembly and expression from hateful slander that crosses the line, radical protests, and acts of obstruction of the election.

The prosecution plans to hand over Ahn to trial before the statute of limitations on the election law on the 9th.

(Video coverage: Kim Seong-il, Seol Min-hwan, video editing: Yumira)