Chun Doo-hwan, who was convicted at the first trial for defaming the late Father Jobio, a witness of the May 18 helicopter shooting, asked for another trial in Seoul before the appeal.
Jeon filed a request for jurisdiction transfer to the Supreme Court ahead of the second trial in the case of defamation of a lion assigned to the Gwangju District Court on the 11th.
Previously, Mr. Jeon applied for transfer and jurisdiction to the court, saying that he would be tried in Seoul during the first trial, but all were dismissed.
In his memoirs in 2017, Jeon described the late Father Jobio, who had witnessed a helicopter shooting during the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement, as a “unscrupulous liar,” and was handed over to trial for defamation.
In November of last year, the Gwangju District Court sentenced Mr. Jeon to eight months in prison and two years probation, saying that helicopter shooting was permitted at the time, and both Mr. Jeon and the prosecution appealed against the judgment.
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