The appeal trial for Han Seo-hee, who was sentenced to one and a half years in prison for taking drugs during the probation period, will be held on February 25th.
According to OSEN’s report on February 4th, Han Seo-hee’s first apparel trial will be held at the Suwon District Court on February 25th. Earlier, Han Seo-hee appealed against the first trial’s ruling. Han Seo-hee was arrested in court on charges of using “philopon” (a kind of drug) during the probation period given to the drug offender, thanks to the court’s leniency, after she committed crimes, such as taking drugs, to self-reflect and look back on herself. However, she objected to the court’s ruling.
During the probation period in July last year, Han Seo-hee was detained in a probationary office after her urine test revealed “positive” results for drugs (philopon) and psychotropic drugs. After detention, she was released after her hair test at the National Forensic Service got a “negative” result, but she was later put on trial again after evidence of her drug use was secured.
Han Seo-hee denied all charges related to drug administration but was eventually sentenced to one year and six months in prison, which was even higher than the suggested sentence from the prosecution. Han Seo-hee caused chaos in court immediately after hearing the sentence and even cursed directly at the judge. After leaving the court, she still verbally abused the judge, who confirmed the imprisonment and arrest ruling, to protest against the court and legal staff, sparking a great social controversy.
This is not the first time Han Seo-hee has been accused of taking drugs. Han Seo-hee was accused of purchasing 9 grams of marijuana 4 times and smoking marijuana 7 times at her home in Jung-gu, Seoul from July 2016 to December 2016. After that, she was sentenced to 3 years in prison, 4 years of probation, an additional fine of 870,000 won, and a 120-hour drug treatment lecture.
Attention is focusing on what kind of sentence Han Seo-hee, who appeal against the court’s ruling on her drug use, will receive in this appeal trial.