A former Blue House official questioned Wednesday about the 2019 repatriation of two North Korean fishermen defended the government's decision as being in the "national interest."
Prosecutors on Wednesday summoned a former Blue House official for questioning over his role in the government's 2019 decision to repatriate two North Korean fishermen caught on the South Korean side of the East Sea.
More than 20 tons of tuna are being dumped back into the sea each day in Gangwon, by fishermen with no intention of even netting the lucrative catch in the first place.
Prosecutors raided the Presidential Archives on Friday as they sought information for two investigations being conducted into actions taken by the Moon Jae-in administration.
Prosecutors are building a case against former government officials involved in the forced repatriation of two North Korean fishermen, sources told the JoongAng Ilbo on Wednesday.
Even a heinous criminal has the right for a trial and assistance from an attorney. That is what differentiates a country with the rule of law from those without it and a civilized country from savage countries.
The truth behind the previous administration's repatriation of two North Korean fishermen in 2019 became even murkier on Tuesday as Seoul's defense and unification ministries partially contradicted claims made by the ruling People Power Party (PPP).
The People Power Party (PPP) on Wednesday accused former President Moon Jae-in's administration of knowing that the two North Korean fishermen repatriated in 2019 did not murder 16 crew members before fleeing to the South.
Seoul's Unification Ministry released a video Monday showing the forced repatriation of two North Korean fishermen at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom in 2019.
The Ministry of Unification on Monday released a video from November 2019 when two North Korean fishermen were repatriated to North Korea through Panmunjom. The four-minute video, released to reporters Monday afternoon, showed the fishermen...