August 16, 2022

Ex-unification minister convicted for destroying inter-Korean summit records

Cho Myong-gyon receives suspended jail term for actions in 2007 as security official in Roh Moo-hyun administration

South Korea’s Supreme Court sentenced former unification minister Cho Myong-gyon to prison time on Thursday, following his conviction for destroying records from the 2007 inter-Korean summit while serving as a national security official in the presidential office at the time.

Cho received a sentence of one year in prison, suspended for two years, for his actions while serving in the Roh Moo-hyun administration. Baek Jong-chun, another national security aide under Roh, received the same sentence on Thursday as part of the same case.