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Arrest Warrant of Ex-Prosecutor in High-Profile ‘Me Too’ Case Dismissed

Arrest Warrant of Ex-Prosecutor in High-Profile ‘Me Too’ Case Dismissed

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Wednesday denied an arrest warrant for a former senior prosecutor accused of unfairly disadvantaging his junior colleague for raising sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the prosecution’s request to arrest Ahn Tae-geun, a former prosecuting attorney, who is accused of abusing his power to punish a junior prosecutor [...]

Growing ‘Pence Rule’ Trend in S. Korea Alarming: Minister

Growing ‘Pence Rule’ Trend in S. Korea Alarming: Minister

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Gender equality minister Chung Hyun-back on Thursday expressed concerns over the growing “Pence rule” phenomenon in South Korean workplaces, promising to fight the alarming trend through education campaigns. The Pence rule refers to the practice of men shunning professional and personal engagements with women in the workplace out of [...]

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday announced measures to toughen punishment on sexual violence in the workplace, responding to growing calls to root out the pervasive culture of predatory sexual behavior at work. The government announced a plan to raise the maximum punishment and extend the statute of limitations for sexual [...]

Governor Offers to Step Down amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Governor Offers to Step Down amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A provincial governor offered to resign early Tuesday amid allegations that he sexually abused a female secretary as the “Me Too” movement began to spread to political circles. An Hee-jung, a prominent liberal politician, apologized and offered to step down as governor of the central South Chungcheong Province, hours [...]