Despite the appeal of director Klinsmann to “Son Junho imprisoned for 6 months,” he said, “According to the law.”

South Korea national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann has spoken out about Son Jun-ho, 31, who has been detained in China for more than six months, but the Chinese authorities have responded coldly.토토사이트

After South Korea’s World Cup qualifying match against China, China said it was “handling the case strictly in accordance with the law” in response to comments by South Korean soccer coach Gengen Klinsmann that he hoped to secure the release of Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), who has been detained by Chinese authorities for more than six months.

Asked to comment on Klinsmann’s comments at a regular briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ma Ning said the case was being handled in accordance with the law.

“Mr. Sun was arrested in accordance with the law for bribery of a non-state worker (official),” the spokesperson said, adding that “the specific progress of the case can be checked with the relevant departments in China.”

“China is a country of the rule of law,” the spokesperson added, “and we are handling the case strictly in accordance with the law, and likewise guaranteeing the various legitimate rights and interests of the parties in accordance with the law.”

“I hope the good news about Son Jun-ho will come like a Christmas present,” Klinsmann said after returning home from the win over China.

“Since the exact allegations are still unclear, I hope the Chinese government will step in and bring him back to his family as soon as possible,” he said.

Son, who plays for a professional Chinese team, was detained in May while returning home from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport in China. He has since been held in criminal detention and investigated by the Chaoyang Public Security Bureau in Liaoning Province.

In June, when the time limit for criminal detention expired, the bureau switched to a custodial investigation. His case has not been finalized for six months now.

Some Chinese media outlets have raised the possibility that Son was involved in bribery or match-fixing during his transfer to Shandong in 2021. However, no official allegations have surfaced.

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