Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae swapped out several key aides of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl with her own allies last Friday in what opposition lawmakers castigated as Choo’s latest attempt to forge a submissive prosecution.
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Monday called on newly appointed prosecutors to defend democracy against “dictatorship and authoritarianism” in an ideologically charged speech that echoed his ongoing feud with the Ministry of Justice.
A committee formed by the Justice Ministry Monday recommended the government deprive the prosecutor general of any power to directly supervise an investigation. After a discussion session Monday afternoon, the Judicial Affairs...
An internal review panel under the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office recommended district prosecutors shut down a probe into a senior prosecutor accused of colluding with a reporter to frame a media personality close to the administration.
Questions are mounting over Lee Hyuk-jin, founder of Optimus Asset Management accused of a massive financial scam. Many of his behaviors suggest favoritism toward the suspicious ringleader of a fraudulent organization.Lee came...
All eyes are on Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl’s next move after he butted heads with his boss, Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae, over an investigation into a high-profile case of collusion between the media and the prosecution.
The Ministry of Justice said Thursday it has launched an internal investigation of Han Dong-hoon, a senior prosecutor and close ally of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, for allegedly conspiring with a reporter to blackmail an executive...
Following a backlash over requirements that foreign residents obtain re-entry permits and health certificates to return to Korea, the Ministry of Justice on Monday revised its guidelines to allow leeway for foreign journalists and businesspeople.
Foreign residents in Korea starting from June 1 will be required to get permits to re-enter the country and submit up-to-date medical reports detailing whether they have coronavirus symptoms on their return.
Former justice minister and presidential aide Cho Kuk attended a court hearing Friday for the first time since he was indicted on charges related to his daughter's academic credentials and a suspended inspection into a corruption case.