* Image source: Sisa Jeju, March 10, 2011 시사 제주, 2011년 3월 10일
"제주해군기지 문제에 사법부와 언론도 역할 다하지 못해"
창조한국당 등 주최로 '사법불신 이대로 좋은가' 토론회 국회서 열려
절대보전지역 변경처분 무효확인 항소심 판결 23일 예정 관심 집중
There was a discussion meeting on the Jeju naval base issue in the Assembly Members' Hall of the National Assembly on March 10, 2011. The discussion meeting was led by the Creative Korea party, one of the minority opposition parties in South Korea. The title of the discussion was, "Is the distrust on the judicature O.K.?' The discussion participants included national assembly members, lawyers, media personnel and Gangjeong mayor.
There will be the final review that would be like the final court decision on the appealed lawsuit on the confirmation on the cancellation on the annulment disposal of the absolute preservation area in Gwangjoo High court on March 23, 2011.
Otherwise, the Island Council members of which more than half of its members are opposition parities are discussing on the resolution on the cancellation on the annulment of the absolute preservation areas of which the annulment of them was done in snatched way by the Grand National Party, the majority party then in December 2009. The villagers appealed lawsuit since then and got its 1st court decision on Dec. 15, 2010 when the court made the decision of dismissing the lawsuit itself, saying the Gangjeong villagers were not qualified as the plaintiffs since they had not owned any properties in the areas and the villagers had not been directly affected by the annulment of the absolute preservation area. The villagers, protesting against it, had made numerous protests and produced statements, pressuring the court, Island government and Island Council, and appealed the lawsuit to the higher court on Dec. 27.
The issue on the absolute preservation area is directly related to the naval base construction since it is not allowed to construct any buildings in those areas.
The Island is currently being heated by the very issue. The Pan-Island Committee for Prevention of Military Base and for Realization of Peace Island are planning to have the culture event and rally on March 14 and 15. The Island Council will decide the matter of the resolution on the cancellation on the annulment of the preservation area on coming March 15.
While construction continues, peace pilgrim goes on as well
A spring underground water site in the Joongduk coast
People who visited the village
In the Gangjeong port, there is a 'Dang,' an old tree in front of which the villagers have paid respect in the traditional shaman ritual.
The fence columns higher than 2.5 meter are being set up extended out from the naval field office area, except for the road areas.
A broad road is being constructed from the naval field office to the coast.
In the 5th excavation site on cultural properties, more white circles that indicate the possibility of cultural relics were drawn on March 10, 2011. One trench has 36 small and big white circles.