Every individual, regardless of their position in society or religious affiliation, should be considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The right to a fair trial is a fundamental human right, enshrined in both domestic and international law.
Unfortunately, after the sensationalized program, “In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal,” was aired in March, the trial of Pastor Jung Myung Seok became adversely impacted by countless unethical broadcasts and publications of fake news, which has instigated a modern-day witch hunt of Pastor Jung and Christian Gospel Mission members.
Please sign this petition if you are an advocate of basic human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the eradication of fake news.
Ensuring that only the truly guilty are sentenced, and that the blameless are afforded every right to fight for their innocence, is absolutely essential to the very foundation of justice.
The right to a fair trial is enshrined in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which states that everyone shall be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Yet, this fundamental right seems forgotten in Pastor Jeong’s case.
Please sign this petition below if you advocate justice, fairness, and truth.