Residents in Seoul have varying thoughts on three year prison term sought for former Korean Air executive for her role in the 'nut rage' case. Julie Noce reports.
Residents in Seoul have mixed reactions to a three year prison term sought by the prosecution in the Korean Airlines 'nut rage' case. Last December, Heather Cho, the daughter of the Korean Air chairman, delayed a flight because she was unhappy with the way she was served her snack in first class. She demanded the chief steward be removed. Cho is now on trial for breaking aviation laws and conspiring with other company executives to force crew members to lie about the incident. During Monday's testimony, the chief steward said Cho, who has resigned from her posts, treated the flight crew like feudal slaves. Public criticism was swift and strong. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 65-YEAR-OLD OH SE-MAN SAYING: "She behaved inappropriately as an executive and a vice president, but I feel prosecutors requested a lighter sentence than ordinary people." But some just want the issue resolved. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 80-YEAR-OLD SONG JONG-SEOP SAYING: "I hope they apologize and reunite to finish this public criticism." Judges are due to give a final verdict on February 12.