A court has rejected a group of rights party members’ request to suspend Lee Jae-myung, the leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, who is facing trial for alleged capital punishment토토사이트.
According to legal reports on Wednesday, the Seoul Southern District Court’s Civil Settlement Division 51 (presiding judge Kim Woo-hyun) rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order against Lee filed the day before by 325 members of the Democratic Rights Party, including Baek Kwang-hyun, the operator of current affairs YouTube channel “Back Briefing.
“It is difficult to see that there are any urgent circumstances that require his immediate removal from office prior to the judgment of the main case,” the court ruled, adding, “It is also difficult to see that if the preliminary injunction is not granted, the creditors (rights party members) will suffer significant damages or imminent risks that are difficult to recover.”
Earlier, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Anti-Corruption Investigation Division 1 (Deputy Chief Prosecutor Uhm Hee-joon) indicted Lee on March 22 for allegedly violating the Act on Aggravated Punishment for Certain Economic Crimes (embezzlement), but the Democratic Party held a party affairs committee on the same day and decided to keep Lee in his position.
Article 80, paragraph 1 of the Democratic Party Constitution stipulates that party officials accused of violating corruption-related laws must be suspended from their duties upon indictment, but paragraph 3 makes an exception, allowing the party’s executive committee to decide otherwise if there are unjustified reasons such as political repression.
In March, Mr. Baek and others filed a preliminary injunction and a main lawsuit against Mr. Lee in court. The provisional injunction was supported by 325 members of the Bareun Party and the main lawsuit by 679.
“It was a meaningful lawsuit because I fulfilled the duty of a party member just by saying what was wrong was wrong,” Baek said, adding, “I will continue to shout about the absurdity.”