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Police Slap First Ban on Rallies In Front of Former President Moon’s Home

Police Slap First Ban on Rallies In Front of Former President Moon’s Home

YANGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Police on Friday imposed their first ban on rallies in front of former President Moon Jae-in’s residence in Yangsan, southeastern South Korea, as the Moon family has reportedly been suffering from loud noises and abusive language produced by demonstrators and conservative activists since his retirement early last month. The [...]

Supreme Court Confirms 17-year Prison Term for Ex-President Lee Myung-bak in Corruption Case

Supreme Court Confirms 17-year Prison Term for Ex-President Lee Myung-bak in Corruption Case

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 17-year prison sentence handed down by an appeals court for former President Lee Myung-bak on embezzlement and bribery charges. In February, the 78-year-old was sentenced to 17 years in prison, a fine of 13 billion won (US$10.9 million) and a forfeit of [...]