Supreme Court permits live broadcasting of high profile sentencing hearings from Aug. 1

 

The trial of Park Geun-hye, the first democratically elected South Korean president to be impeached may be seen live on TV. The Supreme Court announced starting from August, the first and second sentencing hearings of high-profile cases may be televised live, regardless of the defendant’s consent. Under the revised rule, broadcasting of each case will be decided by the presiding judge or judges, who will determine whether the case is in the public’s interest. Currently, any kind of recording or live coverage of court proceedings is prohibited once hearing starts. The sentencing hearing for the bribery case involving the disgraced leader, set to take place in October, could be opened to the public, along with the bribery trial for Samsung’s de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong.

 

 

 

대한민국 대통령으로서 처음 탄핵된 박근혜 전 대통령의 재판을 TV에서 볼 수 있게 됩니다. 대법원은 피고인의 동의 없이 8월부터 주요 재판의 1.2심 선고를 생중계 할 수 있도록 허용했습니다. 개정된 규칙에 따르면 각 재판을 주관하는 재판부가 공익이 크다고 판단하면 중계방송을 허용하도록 했습니다. 현행법에 따르면 재판이 시작되면 재판 녹화나 생중계는 금지되었습니다. 10월에 예정된 박근혜 전 대통령 뇌물관련 재판은 이재용 삼성 부회장 재판과 함께 공개될 수도 있습니다.

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