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Ex-Seoul mayor Park sexually harassed secretary: watchdog

All News 20:04 January 25, 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Yonhap) -- The state human rights watchdog said Monday that former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's actions toward his secretary amounted to sexual harassment.

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said it reached the conclusion after looking into allegations Park sexually harassed the former municipal government employee over several years until his death in an apparent suicide in July.

The announcement comes after police wrapped up their probe into the case last month without seeking any indictments.

Activists hold a press conference outside the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in Seoul on Jan. 25, 2021, urging the watchdog to draw a fair conclusion in its investigation into late former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's alleged sexual abuse of a secretary. (Yonhap)
This image shows late former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon. (Yonhap)

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