South Korean fisheries official Lee Dae Jun was on a patrol boat about six miles off North Korea when he disappeared in September 2020. He had been shot by North Korean troops.
“The then government of President Moon Jae-in concluded Lee was killed while trying to defect, but this was reversed after his successor President Yoon Suk-yeol took office this year.
Mr Yoon’s ruling People Power party said former President Moon and his aides ‘not only let Lee die but killed his honour by claiming his defection while treading on eggshells around (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un’s regime.’
A previous inquiry by South Korea’s Board of Audit and Inspection found that Mr Moon’s government made no meaningful attempt to rescue Lee after learning he was drifting in waters near the Koreas’ borders.”