It was revealed that during the past military regime, the Army’s counterintelligence unit and security command conducted illegal surveillance, including collecting and managing private information of civilians.
The reason was that the missing father had the same name as the in-laws of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission decided to investigate the truth, believing that they were victims of illegal surveillance.
This is an exclusive report by reporter Ahn Dong-jun.
Mr. Jang, who was raised by a single mother along with his younger brother after his father went missing in 1946, immediately after liberation.
In 1961, 15 years after his father disappeared, the police suddenly burst into the house, and then the Central Intelligence Agency and even the Army Counterintelligence Unit began to monitor and inspect the family.
They also asked their neighbors for news about Jang’s father, and because of this, the family had to move without being able to settle down in one place.
[Mr. Jang / Victim of illegal surveillance by소닉카지노 state agencies: Is the grandmother next door your grandfather or my father? The police box asked me if my grandfather had been here… .]
Jang’s father’s name is ‘Jang Jeong-hwan’, and coincidentally, he has the same Korean name as the uncle of Jang Song-taek, the son-in-law of North Korean President Kim Il-sung.
North Korea’s Jang Jeong-hwan is a well-known figure in Korea, having risen to the position of ‘North Korea’s chief representative to the Military Armistice Commission’ in 1961.
Army counterintelligence and security forces assumed that Jang’s father, who had been presumed to have defected to North Korea during the Korean War, was the same person as Jang Jeong-hwan of the North, and kept an eye on Jang’s family.
[Mr. Jang / Victim of illegal inspection by state agencies: Isn’t there something I can do? I can’t swear. I just live in silence and resignation without any solution.]
Mr. Jang, who was curious about the reason why the military intelligence agency conducted illegal surveillance, applied to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to find out the truth only two years ago, more than 50 years later.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which launched an investigation, confirmed that the Army Counterintelligence Unit and the Army Security Command inspected Jang’s family, a civilian, in violation of the Constitution and laws from 1962 to 1975.
Even though they knew that Jang’s father and North Korea’s Jang Jeong-hwan had different dates of birth, place of birth, and Chinese characters for their names, they were likely to have the same name, but they monitored and inspected the victims.
Mr. Jang had to live under the surveillance of state agencies for decades for absurd reasons.
I am full of regret rather than relief when I think of his mother and younger brother who left without hearing the truth.