[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Skeptical about justice system

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Skeptical about justice system

I read “In Korean hands” on Jan. 5 with interest. It seemed the most balanced and dispassionate article I have read on the SOFA in ages.
But why does the Korean government only concern itself with Korean victims? Recently, an officer killed his American wife (who was visiting) and tried to dump her body by Incheon airport. He was off-duty, but the Koreans don’t seem to want jurisdiction. How is this really any different from any other murder case in Korea? Seoul should demand jurisdiction for all cases involving off-duty crimes, not just cases involving Korean victims. Until then, the Americans are justified in being skeptical of Korean justice.

by Mark Ahnen
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