Jeong Myung-seok, president of the Christian Evangelical Mission Society (JMS), whose Netflix documentary "All for God: Betrayed Faith" reveals shocking internal circumstances such as sexual assaults against many female believers. However, it was revealed that he was living "like an emperor" even during his imprisonment.
On March 22nd, Park Bum-bae, a member of the National Assembly's Legislation and Judiciary Committee, released an "interview record" received from the Ministry of Justice (Ministry of Justice). According to the report, Jeong had a total of 265 interviews with outsiders in the 151 days from October 4th, 2018 to March 3rd, 2019.
Of these, 262 were interviews with lawyers, and 3 were general interviews.
Under the Criminal Execution Act, general interviews are held at places where contact deprivation facilities have been set up, but when interviewing a lawyer representing a legal case, they are held at places where contact deprivation facilities are not installed. This is to practically guarantee the rights of the prisoners to seek legal action.
Rep. Park said, "The frequency of President Chung's defense counsel visits is far different from that of ordinary prisoners, and it is doubtful that President Chung is misusing his defense lawyer visits as if he were using his own 'leisure time.' It is necessary for the authorities and the former Korea Lawyers Association to investigate and establish measures to prevent recurrence."
Park also raised allegations of special treatment, such as visits and medical examinations, while Jeong was sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape, bodily injury, and other charges.
At the time, Rep. Park said, "It is presumed that a lawyer who was a JMS believer visited Jeong many times and recorded (the conversation) and relayed it to the cult." Disseminating it outside is not permissible under the Criminal Execution Law."
Published : 2023/03/29 09:38 KST
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