The source said, “The public security authorities who have been investigating Son Jun-ho have received approval for his arrest from the People’s Procuratorate.”토토사이트
He added, “Once the detention is approved, the public security usually conducts a reinforcing investigation for about two months and then proceeds to prosecute.”
“The transition to an arrest investigation means that the public security has officially started judicial treatment of Son Jun-ho,” he explained.
According to China’s Criminal Procedure Law and relevant rules, if the People’s Procuratorate approves the detention, the suspect will be prosecuted and tried while detained.
In the case of Chris, a former member of the K-pop group EXO, who was arrested and prosecuted for sex crimes in China, he received his first trial in June of last year, about 10 months after he was formally arrested in August 2021.
Son Jun-ho (left) at the Qatar World Cup
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Son Jun-ho was arrested at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on the 12th of last month while trying to return home, and has been under investigation by the Chaoyang Public Security Bureau of Liaoning Province on charges of accepting bribes of non-state actors (non-officials) while in criminal detention.
Criminal detention in China means ‘temporary detention’ under the decision and management of the public security authorities.
If the public security judges that the suspect’s charge falls under a ‘serious crime’, it can investigate it in criminal detention for up to 37 days under its own authority.
The deadline for investigating Son Jun-ho’s criminal detention was until the 17th, the previous day.
As he has not been released without charge until this time, the possibility of a change in the arrest investigation was strongly predicted.
The crime of accepting bribes by non-state operatives applies when a civilian illegally accepts property from others in relation to his/her duties.
In the case of sports players, this charge can be applied if they receive money or other valuables in connection with a game in a fraudulent solicitation.
Local media reported that the public security investigation into Son Jun-ho may be related to this, noting that, in the midst of a typhoon blowing in the Chinese soccer world, Taishan coach Hao Wei and players are being investigated by the authorities on charges of match-fixing. have done
In this regard, the Consulate General in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, said, “The investigation-related matters are being assisted by Sohn’s lawyer, and the Consulate General is not involved.”
The Consulate General added, “While concentrating on consular assistance, we are requesting the local public authorities to conduct a quick and fair investigation and prevent unfair human rights violations.”
Soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected Son Jun-ho to the national team on the 5th and cheered him on, saying, “I want to convey that we are together and support 100% in difficult times.”
The Football Association also dispatched Jeon Han-jin, head of the management division, and a lawyer to China on the 1st to understand the situation and support Son Jun-ho, but they returned home on the 5th without any income.