Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office Public Investigation Division 1 arrested and indicted former Blue House National Security Office chief Suh Hoon on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of exercise of rights today (9th).
Prosecutors also indicted Kim Hong-hee, former head of the Korea Coast Guard, without detention.
At a ministerial meeting held in the early morning of September 23, 2020, the day after the late Lee Dae-joon, a public official at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was killed by North Korean troops, Seo ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Commissioner Kim to take measures to maintain security to cover up the fact of the assassination. accused of doing the job.
There is also an allegation of having the Coast Guard distribute false press releases as if they were searching for Lee while hiding the fact that he was shot.
Former Commissioner Kim is accused of distributing false announcement materials on the possibility of a search or North Korean defection under the direction of former Chief Seo, and of preparing a notice of decision to disclose false information when the bereaved family requested information disclosure (preparation of false public documents and events, false facts of honor). damage and defamation).
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