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[VIDEO NEWS] Seo Ji-hyeon discusses change

Jan 28,2019
1) “Although prosecutors are expected to mete out truth and justice, during the past year I’ve had to consider why these are so hard to carry out in practice and also suffer their realization.” - Seo Ji-hyeon, vice superintendent prosecutor of the district public prosecutor’s office in Seongnam, Gyeonggi

2) “I’m relieved because I’ve seen to it that the truth gets out and because I’ve proven it.”

3) “The reason I spoke up in the first place was to catalyze prosecutorial revision.”

4) “This verdict ought to be the catalyst for prosecutorial change. A successful reform can’t come from within.”

5) “I think reform must come from without.”

6) “One way to enact such change is to adopt the Criminal Investigation Department of Senior Civil Service, though that might be temporary.”

7) “I hope this verdict will be a warning to both existing and potential attackers. I also hope this verdict will encourage and console those victims who are currently suffering.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Park Seung-young and Kim Han-sol
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Liam Reilly