According to Korean media, the South Korean government issued the third amnesty order on December 30, 2019, after President Moon Jae-in took office, and a total of 5,174 people were granted pardons, commutations and reinstatement. However, former president Park Geun-hye, who was arrested and jailed, is not among them.
According to the Yonhap News Agency on December 30, 267 of the people who received amnesty were sentenced for violations of the election law. These people violated relevant laws during the 18th parliamentary elections in 2008 and the 5th local elections in 2010.
Former Governor of Gangwon Province, Lee Kwang Jae, sentenced to 1 year's suspension in January 2011 for allegedly receiving illegal political contributions, and Han Xiangjun, former chairman of the Federation of Labor Unions who was sentenced to three years in prison for organizing an illegal violence rally in May 2015 ) This time also received a pardon.
It is reported that former Prime Minister Han Mingsuk and United Progressive Party member Li Shiji are not on the pardoned list. Former President Park Geun-hye is still undergoing trial, and the sentencing has not been finalized, so he is not the object of pardon consideration.
In addition, 1,879 people who refused to serve in the military due to religious beliefs were prohibited from being hired as civil servants, and various qualification restrictions were lifted. One person on parole was lifted from sentencing.
It is reported that this is the third time that Wen Zaiyin has implemented an amnesty, the first of which was 6,444 in December 2017, and the second of 4,378 in February 2018.