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It was confirmed that the former head of the investigation team, Park Jeong-hoon, claimed in a statement submitted to the military prosecutors that he first heard from the commander that President Yoon Seok-yeol was furious about the results of the investigation.
Military prosecutors investigated Marine Corps Commander Lee today (29th).
This is reporter Kim Yong-jun.
Yesterday (28th), Park Jeong-hoon, former head of the Marine Corps investigation team, appeared for the first time at the military prosecutor’s office as a suspect on charges of ‘rebellion’.
He refused to make a statement, instead submitting a 10-page statement outlining the facts.
In his affidavit, former Director Park wrote in detail about the situation after the investigation results briefing was suddenly canceled on the 31st of last month.
The legal affairs officer of the Ministry of National Defense requested that the suspect and the details of the charges be removed, and Marine Corps Commander Kim Gye-hwan conveyed the same position of the Ministry of National Defense.
Then, former Director Park asked the commander, “Why on earth is the Ministry of National Defense스포츠토토 doing this?” and the commander said, “There was a mention of the results of the 1st Division investigation during a VIP- chaired meeting in the morning, and the VIP was furious and spoke with the minister on the phone, and this is what happened.” claimed.
He also wrote that when former Director Park asked, “Are you really a VIP ?” the commander nodded and said, “That’s right.”
appears to refer to President Yoon Seok-yeol.
This is interpreted as an argument that the Ministry of Defense, at the direction of the President, began to pressure the Ministry of Defense to withhold the transfer or exclude the alleged facts. KBS coverage confirmed
that the military prosecutors investigated the Marine Corps commander today to confirm the facts . Considering that Commander Kim was a witness and was engaged in joint ROK-US exercises, investigative officers visited the headquarters and received statements. Commander Kim is known to have stated during the investigation, “There is no such fact.” Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission dismissed the application for emergency relief, saying that protective measures for former Director Park were unnecessary, considering that he had already received a reprimand. This is Yongjun Kim from KBS News. Video Editing: Lee Jin-i/Graphics: Lim Hong-geun