Defense Ministry Investigates Student Activists for Presidential Office Intrusion Attempt

SEOUL: The South Korean Defense Ministry's Criminal Investigative Command has initiated a probe into student activists for their recent attempt to enter the presidential office. Around 10 members of the Korean University Progressive Union are accused of injuring guards and trespassing at a guard post during their January 6th effort to access the presidential compound in Seoul.

According to Yonhap News Agency,This compound, shared with the Defense Ministry, has been the presidential office location since May 2022. The investigation is focusing on possible violations of military law, separate from the prosecution's ongoing case. Earlier, prosecutors sought arrest warrants for the activists, which a Seoul court subsequently denied. The group, protesting outside the compound, demanded an investigation into the first lady, Kim Keon Hee, and a meeting with presidential officials.

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