"The assailant who sexually harassed a subordinate in the car after attending a company dinner laughed at the victim, saying, 'If you are going to report it, do it.' It was an absurd appeasement, saying, 'It is something you can go through once in your life' and ' Can't you do nothing', not the perpetrator's punishment and swift separation, to return to the victim who reported after believing in the organization," a Democratic Party of Korea spokesman said in a briefing at the National Assembly.
"We hope that the military will quickly set up a military prosecution and a joint military police investigation headquarters to investigate the case without any shortage," he said. "It should thoroughly investigate the perpetrators, those who tried to cover it up, and what happened in the unit that went to the transfer to ensure that all those involved are properly punished.".
"Above all, I would like to express my condolences for the tragic death of the deceased, who had to complain of unfairness due to his death. I pray for the repose of the deceased," Justice Party spokesman Oh Hyun-joo said. "A similar incident happened four years ago. Given that a similar incident happened again, the Ministry of National Defense should come up with special measures, not just a strict investigation and punishment.".
"It is all the more miserable that the person who passed away is a soldier and that the military is the organization that covered up the incident," Lee Nak-yeon, former leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, said on Facebook, "Please find out how the same assailant was able to sexually harass the victim again, who pressured the victim, and what kind of harassment in other units.".
"The military should thoroughly and strictly investigate and explain not only the perpetrators but also its superior to appease the incident and the failed operation of the damage relief system," Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung said. "We need an overall re-examination of human rights protection devices in the military, including damage cases, handling procedures and results, so that soldiers can also be respected for their human rights as a precious citizen.".
Kang Byung-won, a supreme council member of the Democratic Party of Korea, argued that "sexual violence and sexual harassment in the military that destroys human 강남야구장 dignity and destroys discipline in the military definitely need punishment equivalent to the act of transfer.".
Regarding the case in which a female non-commissioned officer of the Air Force, who earlier reported that she had been sexually harassed by a senior non-commissioned officer, ended up making an extreme choice, the bereaved family claimed that the unit had systematically appeased not only the person directly involved but also her boyfriend who was the same soldier.
According to military officials on the 31st of last month, a A sergeant belonging to an air force unit in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, was found to have been forcibly molested in the back seat of the vehicle by his senior sergeant B in early March. At the time, a ban on drinking and dining was imposed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (COVID-19), but sergeant A was reportedly molested in a car on his way home after going to dinner with other troops due to sergeant B's pressure to "make sure to attend."
There were only two people in the car and a successor noncommissioned officer who was driving. Sergeant A reported the damage by wire the day after the damage and went on a petition vacation for about two months two days later. It was also found that he voluntarily requested the transfer of troops.
In an interview, the bereaved family claimed that the unit's superiors organized the conciliation instead of an immediate investigation immediately after the report. It is said that his immediate superior not only conciliated him to have dinner instead of reporting to his superiors, but also conciliated him to think about his fellow soldiers who violated the quarantine guidelines. The bereaved families claimed that they even contacted the boyfriend of the same soldier, Mr. A, to persuade him