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South Korea May Open A Criminal Case Against Kim Jong-un's Sister

South Korea May Open A Criminal Case Against Kim Jong-un's Sister

The Prosecutor's office of the Republic of Korea is considering opening a criminal case against Kim Yo-Jong-the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN-on charges of illegally demolishing the building of the inter-Korean communications office, according to the Yonhap Agency.

According to him, the corresponding complaint to the Prosecutor's office was filed on July 8 by South Korean lawyer Lee Kyong-Jae, who hopes to draw public attention to the state of relations between Seoul and Pyongyang, which deteriorated sharply in June this year.

It is most likely that the Prosecutor's office will refuse to initiate criminal proceedings, citing the inability to collect evidence, the Agency notes. Even if a South Korean court issues a guilty verdict against Kim Ye-Jung, it will be impossible to execute it. Intentional destruction of someone else's property is punishable in South Korea by a large fine and up to ten years in prison.

On June 16, the inter-Korean communications office in Kaesong was blown up in North Korea on the orders of Kim Yo-Jong as a response to the distribution of propaganda leaflets by South Korean public organizations. Then the General staff of the DPRK announced plans to send troops to the area of Geumgangsan and Kaesong, restore security posts that had been closed earlier by agreement with Seoul in the most dangerous areas of the demilitarized zone, and resume all types of military exercises near the border with South Korea.

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