On 1 December, South Korean MBC television reported a serious case of bullying which fuelled anger among Mongolians. According to source, 13 year-old Mongolian girl has been beaten, tortured and poured alcohol in her mouth by four senior Korean students. They tortured the victim for six hours. The incident happened at one bully’s home in Busan city in July, 2021. Furthermore, the students sold video recordings of the victim being bullied to others for KRW 5000.
However, two of four Korean students were freed by South Korean court because they were under age to take criminal responsibility for their actions by law.
Today (3 December), some Mongolians have demonstrated peacefully outside of South Korean Embassy in Ulaanbaatar for demanding justice for the victim. The demonstrators handed their demanding letter to Lee Yeo Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia. The demands are included compensation and legal help to the victim and fair punishment.
On behalf of the Ambassador, Mr. Kim Chol-san, deputy chief of South Korean mission in Mongolia promised to take his responsibility as a diplomat and to cooperate with his government for bringing justice for the victim. He also promised to give an official report of the case results to the Government of Mongolia.