Monday, August 04, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, July 4 2008] NIS agent caught interfering in president’s lawsuit against The Hankyoreh

One phone call exposed the intelligence service’s involvement in the suit, raising questions of fairness

An agent of the National Intelligence Service was caught telephoning a judge in charge of a lawsuit filed by President Lee Myung-bak against The Hankyoreh in order to ascertain the progress of the case. The NIS’s attempt to intervene in a lawsuit, in which the president is the plaintiff, has set off a political storm throughout the nation.

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