On Friday, July 21st, the first hearing for Kim Jitae, Daechuri village leader, was scheduled to be held. His lawyers intended to attempt to have him released on bail. Prior to the start of the hearing, however, the trial judge announced that the trial would be postponed. The first hearing is now scheduled for August 8th. No explanation was given.
Kim Jitae is reportedly being held in solitary confinement, but can receive visitors. He is charged with allegedly organizing illegal protests.