Gov’t launches fact-finding panel on military deaths

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) — South Korea established a presidential panel Friday tasked with looking into the suspicious deaths of active-duty soldiers.

The 84-member team will operate for three years and will be headed by Lee In-ram, a human rights lawyer. His new job is a minister-level post.

His committee includes prosecutors, police officers and civilian investigators.

It plans to investigate a number of mysterious deaths in the country’s military that happened after the enactment of a military organization law in 1948.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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