South Korea: Prosecutor general orders two-track investigation into ex-PM Han case

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl has ordered a fresh probe of the 2010 bribery case against former Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook amid growing calls to revisit the case, according to an official statement from the prosecution.

Yoon has reportedly ordered the head of the human rights department of the Seoul Prosecutors’ Office to lead the investigation following a petition over alleged fabrication of evidence and power abuse.

Two teams — the inspection headquarters of the SPO and human rights monitoring office of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office — will work to determine whether prosecutors abused their power and forced jailed witnesses to give false testimony against Han in exchange for reduced sentences. She was convicted of accepting bribes and served two years in prison.

The full original article can be found at koreaherald.com

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