More than 1,000 unions, human rights groups, and civic organizations oppose parole of Samsung Group


More than 1,000 different trade unions and activist groups in South Korea today issued a joint statement against the parole of heir and informal head of Samsung Group Lee Jae-Yong.

The activists spoke against the backdrop of mounting rumors that Jae Young may be released from prison soon.

At a press conference, representatives of 1,056 trade unions, human rights groups, and civic organizations said Li's parole would be an act that denies the existence of Moon Jae-in's government and symbolizes a move away from the so-called candle revolution that led to the 2017 regime change.

At the same time, Jae Young has already served 60% of his sentence, which gives him the legal right to review parole in accordance with the ordinances of the Ministry of Justice. It is reported that next week the ministry plans to hold a meeting of the commission on this case.

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