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South Gyeongsang Province governor to be released on bail

All Headlines 12:46 April 17, 2019

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- South Gyeongsang Province Gov. Kim Kyoung-soo was set to be released Wednesday after 77 days of detention over opinion rigging.

The Seoul High Court approved Kim's request for bail that he made on the grounds that administration works for South Gyeongsang Province is suffering from his absence. The court added that Kim is not a flight risk.

Kim, known as a confidant of President Moon Jae-in, was found guilty in January for his involvement in a massive rigging of comments on Internet news articles aimed at swaying public opinion in favor of Moon ahead of the 2017 presidential election.
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