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Moon accepts resignation of Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl Updated: 2021-03-04 14:33:59 KST

South Korea's Prosecutor General, Yoon Seok-youl, offered to resign today, and President Moon Jae-in has accepted his offer.
Yoon is resigning over the ruling Democratic Party's campaign to strip the prosecution of its investigative powers and give them to a new state agency.
Announcing his resignation in front of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office, Yoon said that the constitutional values of South Korea and rule of law are being destroyed.
Under the ruling party's plan, the prosecution's powers to investigate six types of crimes, including corruption, will be given to the Serious Crime Investigative Agency, leaving prosecutors only with the power to make indictments.
President Moon aims reform powerful institutions such as the state prosecution service, which has often been accused of abusing its power.
Yoon was appointed to the post by the President in July 2019, and leaves with four months left in his term.
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