On November 30, the Suwon High Court confirmed that the leader of the Korean new religious movements did not breach epidemic-related laws.
While found not guilty of having obstructed the COVID-19 prevention efforts, Shincheonji’s leader was sentenced (wrongly, in our opinion) for other charges.
The Suwon District Court found Shincheonji’s leader not guilty of obstructing the anti-COVID-19 health efforts, but said (wrongly) he mismanaged the group’s money.
The decision absolving Shincheonji’s leader from charges of obstructing the anti-pandemic efforts has important international implications.
The Suwon District Court debunked the fake news, and stated that Shincheonji “promptly and actively” cooperated with health authorities when requested.