• Human Rights Body Investigating Abuse Claims By Late Triathlete
Pictures show late South Korean triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon, 22, receiving a gold medal at the 2013 National Martine Sports Games in Ulsan.
Pictures show late South Korean triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon, 22, receiving a gold medal at the 2013 National Martine Sports Games in Ulsan.
The National Human Rights Commission on Friday said it is investigating abuse claims made by a young triathlete, a day before she took her own life.

The commission said it received a petition on June 25 from the legal representative of the family of 22-year-old Choi Suk-hyeon, who was found dead the following day in her home.

An NHRC official confirmed a special task force on human rights in sports has taken up the case.

Choi's family filed a similar petition in February against the head coach of her semi-pro club at Gyeongju City Hall, a team physiotherapist and two senior teammates, but withdrew it later to launch criminal action.

Gyeongju police forwarded Choi's case to prosecutors in May recommending indictment for the alleged abusers on charges of assault and extortion.

The Daegu District Prosecutors Office said it has been investigating the case and plans to soon call in those facing allegations for questioning.

<Photo: Yonhap News>


Please send comments to tbsefmnews@gmail.com / copyright © tbs. Unauthorized redistribution prohibited.

개인정보처리방침  l  영상정보처리기기방침  l  사이버 감사실  l  저작권 정책  l  광고 • 협찬단가표  l  시청자 위원회  l  정보공개

03909 서울특별시 마포구 매봉산로 31 S-PLEX CENTER | 문의전화 : 02-311-5114(ARS)
Copyright © Since 2020 Seoul Traffic Broadcasting. All Rights Reserved.