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Sindang Station Murder Exposes Loophole in Anti-stalking Law
Jeon Ju-hwan, the Perpetrator of the Sindang Station Murder (moneys.mt.co.kr)

Jeon Ju-hwan, a 31-year-old subway station worker, was referred to prosecution on September 21st for murdering a female colleague. The perpetrator, an employee of the Seoul Metro, allegedly stabbed the victim to death in Sindang Station on September 14th and has twice been accused of stalking the victim over three years since 2019. Jeon told the police that he had planned the murder for some time based on his resentment for the victim. Even though the Anti-stalking Law has taken been in effect since October 2021, it could not adequately protect the victim. The victim previously sued the man and had requested protective measures under the current stalking law, but the one-month measure was insufficient to avert the crime. The victim charged Jeon several times on suspicion of illegal filming and stalking. However, the court rejected arrest warrants for Jeon, as they had judged that he posed no threat of escape. Following the murder, several criticisms have arisen due to the court’s indolent attitude and a lack of a precautionary system. Hence, President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to amend the stalking law. Under the instruction, the MoJ announced on September 16th that it would “strengthen punishments and abolish a certain provision for the Anti-stalking Law that stipulates that a suspect can be arrested only with agreement in part of the victim.”

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