|Pic. 1. The President of the Constitutional Court announcing the judgement|
In December 18th, 2014, South Korea's constitutional court ordered the dissolution of a leftist political party named Tonghab-jinbo hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views. The court came to the conclusion with eight ayes and one nay on this matter. It is very rare for a democratic government to dissolute a political party.
|Pic. 2. The bottom slide says "The party's liberal democracy is similar to|
North Korea's anti-South Korea revolutionary strategy."
The party was contently suspected for having ideologies and members of supporting North Korean style socialist systems and ultimately posing a threat to liberal democracy and sovereignty of South Korea.
|Pic 3. Sukgi Lee, a member of Tonghab-jinbo Party, being transported.|
The request to fully investigate this political party came in November 2014, when Sukgi Lee, a member of this party was arrested and accused for allegedly plotting rebellions and terrorism to overthrow the South Korean government in the event on the Korean Peninsula.
|Pic. 4. A TV screen capture saying "Tonghab-jinbo Part dissoluted!|
Legal dissolution of party for the first time in the Constitutional government."
This disbanded leftist party was founded in late 2011 with a merge of several progressive labor and liberal parties. As the dissolution of this party was announced, the party now faces the following orders:
- All five lawmakers of this party are to be deprived of their seats
- There will be an another election for these empty seats
- The party no longer exists anymore.
- All remaining governmental budgets and party's properties must be returned.
- All bank accounts for this party is now on seize.
- No similar political parties can be organized.
|Pic. 5. Overly excited conservative patriots|