Former United Progressive Party member Lee Seok-ki, parole on the 24th, for ‘inciting civil war’

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Former United Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Seok-ki, who has been serving a severe sentence for inciting rebellion, will be paroled tomorrow (24th) morning. Just 8 years and 3 months after being detained, more than 80% of the sentence has been served, and 1/3 of the sentence required for parole has already been passed.

This is reporter Han So-hee.

Former United Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Seok-ki will be released from Daejeon prison tomorrow morning after passing the resolution of the Justice Ministry’s parole review committee.

It has been 8 years and 3 months since he was arrested on charges of conspiracy to revolt and incitement to rebellion.

In September 2013, former lawmaker Lee was handed over to trial under arrest on charges of conspiracy to revolt and incitement to overthrow the Korean system as an underground revolutionary organization, the so-called RO general.

The United Progressive Party was dissolved by a decision of the Constitutional Court.

Then, in 2015, the Supreme Court accepted the judgment of the appeals court, saying, “We discussed the destruction of state facilities, but we did not reach a practical agreement to implement it.”

He was acquitted on the charge of conspiracy to revolt, and on charges of inciting rebellion and violating the National Security Act, and was sentenced to nine years in prison and seven years of suspension of qualifications.

Since then, he was sentenced to eight months in prison for 2019 on charges of embezzling hundreds of millions of won in funds from an election promotion company he was running.

The expected release date for former lawmaker Lee Seok-ki has been delayed from September next year to May 2023.

Former lawmaker Lee, including the Progressive Party, who had been demanding the release of Lee from the beginning of the Moon Jae-in administration, immediately welcomed it.

[정태흥/진보당 수석대변인 : 만시지탄이지만 다시 한 번 환영하고요. 이번에는 가석방이지만, 신속히 사면복권이 이뤄져야 할 것입니다.]

The People’s Power criticized and commented, “Are you going to let the former lawmaker, who has been shown to be a threat to the Republic of Korea through the trial, walk the streets?”

The government is also known to plan to announce the special amnesty, which was tentatively decided earlier this week, soon.

(Video editing: Hwang Ji-young)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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