6) Unlawful intervention by intelligence agencies in the arrest operation of Yoo Byung-eun
While investigating the speculations that intelligence agencies like the National Intelligence Service had also intervened in the Sewol Ferry disaster, the committee confirmed that intelligence agencies such as the National Intelligence Service and the Defense Security Command had illegally aided in the investigation and arrest operation of the Yoo Byung-eun family. The Blue House defined the Sewol Ferry disaster at that time as a “National Disaster that caused suffering to the entire nation, a disaster caused as a byproduct ofthe greedy wealth increase of the Yoo Byung-eun family”, and used the Yoo Byung-eun investigation and arrest operation as an ace card to evade the government’s responsibility in the Sewol Ferry disaster, directing blame away from the government and toward the shipowner. The National Intelligence Service and the Defense Security Command both actively responded to the keynote of the Blue House.
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