The May 18 Fact Investigation Committee plans to visit the bereaved families of Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo soon to conduct an investigation to find out the truth. The key is whether the bereaved family will cooperate with the investigation, but Chun Doo-hwan’s position is that he will not respond.
Reporter Kim A-young on the sidewalk.
As Roh Tae-woo and Chun Doo-hwan died one month after another, the method chosen by the May 18 Fact Investigation Committee is an indirect investigation against the bereaved family.
The investigation committee will soon send a letter to the bereaved family requesting an investigation.
However, if you refuse to do so, there is no way to force it, so the decision of whether to investigate or not depends on the judgment of the bereaved family.
The former side strongly objected.
[민정기/전 청와대 공보비서관 : (조사위는 유족이나 법률대리인을 통해서 간접조사를 하겠다…) 가족이 어떻게 무슨 저 진술을 합니까. 말도 안 되는 소리라는 거지.]
SBS also asked Roh Tae-woo’s position on the investigation of the bereaved family, but there was no answer.
Apart from the investigation of the bereaved family, the investigation committee is also speeding up the literature investigation on the trial records of the 5/18 case.
In particular, I am paying attention to the fact that the Gwangju issue was discussed at a meeting in which key figures from the new military took part around 5/18.
[송선태/5·18진상규명조사위원장 (KBC라디오, 어제) : 정상적 지휘 계통이 아닌 신군부 지휘 계통이 작동했다는 것을 입증해야 하는 것이고요. 10인이 모여서 정례적으로 보고받고 진압작전을 논의한 회의체를 확인했습니다.]
The investigation committee also plans to conduct a second investigation into former martial law commander Lee Hee-seong and former deputy chief of staff Hwang Young-si.
In addition, as soon as the work of converting the data accumulated over the past two years into a database is completed, we plan to start verification work through big data.