SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) — The ruling People’s Power Party (PPP) said Wednesday it would file a lawsuit asking the procuratorate to investigate allegations that the previous administration repatriated North Americans. Koreans without prior investigation in two separate cases.

One of the cases occurred in March this year, days before the presidential election, when a North Korean ship carrying six soldiers was seized in South Korean waters near the western sea border. The then government sent the boat back to the North even before a UN Command investigation team arrived for an investigation.

The other case occurred on June 15, 2019, when a small North Korean fishing boat carrying four people was found at the port of Samcheok on the east coast, and two of them defected to Korea. from the South while the other two were sent back to the North. at their request.

The ruling PPP says the Moon Jae-in administration repatriated them after just two hours of interrogation.

These cases come on top of two other incidents involving North Korea that President Yoon Suk-yeol’s current government says the Moon administration mishandled in a bid to curry favor with Pyongyang to push the process forward. of peace blocked.