Yoon Ji-oh spoke at a feminist demonstration on the morning of March 15th at Gwanghwamun Square. In a statement directed at nearby press, she continued to emphasize the need for a continued investigation of Jang Ja-yeon's alleged suicide.
Clearly holding back against tears, Yoon Ji-oh suggested that a further investigation would indicate that Jang Ja-yeon's death as a murder, not a suicide. Yoon Ji-oh was flanked during her speech by feminist activists holding placards.
Yoon Ji-oh was not the only person to speak at the press conference. A victim of a past sexual assault and blackmailing also spoke out about her experiences, bitterly angry and critical about the unhelpfulness of authorities in addressing her complaints.
In general the press conference called for stronger penalties and longer investigation periods for sexual assault claims. These older cases also spotlighted the importance of reopening past investigations as necessary. Korea Women's Hotline sponsored the event.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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