▲ Reporter Kang Jin-goo (center) and producers from 'Citizen Media The Exploration'

On the 29th, the Suseo Police Station in Seoul, which is investigating the stalking case of Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon, is randomly submitting a cell phone from Mr.

Kang Jin-goo, CEO of The Tamsa, said, "The police said they needed a cell phone to check if there were any additional charges of stalking, so I submitted it." said.

Minister Han did not give the prosecution his iPhone password during the two-year investigation for the alleged collusion of prosecutors.

The police attempted to search and seize Kim's residence and mobile phone on the 27th, but the warrant was not executed because Kim did not comply.

Mr. Kim was sued by a minister in September this year for stalking him, such as following a minister on his way home from work.

He appeared at the police as a defendant on the 4th of this month and claimed that it was a legitimate reporting activity, saying, "I chased a minister's car twice, and the rest were no more than two inquiries near my residence."

The police are also investigating a case in which five reporters from The Exploration went to the front of a minister's house in protest of the search and seizure attempt on the 27th, and were accused of trespassing and retaliatory crimes.

Mr. Kim was not included in the accused.

The police decided to take emergency measures against the accused reporters under the stalking punishment law.

Those who have received this measure are prohibited from approaching within 100m of a minister, family, and residence, and must not approach using telecommunication means.

Representative Kang said, "As Minister Han's visit to the house was part of the reporting activity, we will review the appeal."

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