The Ministry of Justice clarified that speculations made by Park Beom-Gye (a member of the National Assembly) of Jung Myung Seok receiving preferential treatment in prison are untrue.
Uri News at 22:10, on November 5, 2013
|On October 25, 2013, Park Beom-Gye (a member of the National Assembly) questioned whether Jung (president and pastor of the Christian Gospel Mission, formerly known as JMS) was living a life of luxury, while receiving preferential treatment in prison. In response, Minister Hyang Gyo-Ahn from the Ministry of Justice issued a statement explaining that this was a misunderstanding and provided further explanatory materials.
The Ministry of Justice issued a statement of clarification regarding the speculation over preferential treatment. The Ministry gave the following statement: ‘The Seoul Newspaper published a report on October 25, 2013, which claimed that Jung Myung Seok had been preaching through the internet, while imprisoned. To this, we provide the following clarifications:
The question put forth by Mr Park Beom-Gye was irresponsible and groundless. His speculation of Jung receiving preferential treatment spread to certain news outlets, which harmed the reputation and the dignity of the Christian Gospel Mission and its church members.
Absent of proof, rumors and unconfirmed reports must absolutely not be spread, and blame must not be laid because of religious differences.
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