Yoo Seung Joon again expressed his determination to regain legal right to return to Korea.
On December 22, Yoo Seung Joon's representatives and the LA Korean Consulate went head to head regarding the case of the singer's visa issuing. The case has made its way to Seoul High Court after Yoo Seung Joon's side appealed against the previous court's decision to side with the Consulate by rejecting the singer's visa issuance that would allow him to enter South Korea.
Yoo Seung Joon's attorney stated, "It's been 14 years, so we want to hear the legal explanation for why the prohibition of entry must continue, and why the prohibition is indefinite...The lower court's ruling was based on 2002's standards, and we want to know if those standards still apply in 2016."
On September 30, the singer had lost his case. The court had previously stated, "Obtaining U.S. citizenship and trying to get a visa to continue working as an entertainer can encourage others to evade military service...The visa issue rejection is not unjust...."
However, Yoo Seung Joon's representatives have argued that out of 17,229 individuals who evaded the military enlistment in the last 5 years, the singer was the only one who was prohibited to enter the country, which is unreasonable; and therefore, continuing the prohibition for 15 years is cruel and unjust.
The court proceedings will continue on January 19.