Prosecutors have appealed to former President Chun Doo-hwan, 89, who was indicted on charges of defaming the late Father Jovio, saying the sentence given in the first trial was light. In his memoirs, the former president criticized Father Cho, who claimed the helicopter shooting of the martial law army at the time of May 18, as a shameless liar, and was handed over to trial.
The Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday submitted an appeal to the Gwangju District Court for the first trial of the former president on charges of defamation of the dead. Earlier, Kim Jung-hoon, a senior judge at the Gwangju District Court, sentenced the former president, who was indicted on charges of defamation of the dead, to eight months in prison, suspended for two years.
The former president was indicted on charges of defaming the dead after claiming Father Cho as a “shameless liar” in his memoir published in April 2017. Prosecutors had demanded 정품비아그라 a one-and-a-half-year prison term for the former president in a decision-making hearing held in October, saying he mocked people who remember historical pain.
“The sentence handed down by the first trial court is too light,” the prosecution said, explaining the reason for the appeal. “The first trial court’s admission of the helicopter shooting on May 21, 1980, in addition to the helicopter shooting on May 27, 1980 was that it mistook the fact that the memoirs related to this part were not false.”