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Warrant to be served against ex-ROK judge for delaying rulings in requisitioned worker cases

Asahi wrote that Seoul prosecutors on Monday asked a district court to issue a warrant for the arrest of a former Supreme Court justice for abuse of authority. The paper noted that the judge, who sat on the bench from 2011 through 2017, is suspected of postponing the issuance of rulings on cases of Koreans requisitioned to work in Japanese plants during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula in response to requests by the Park administration, which was reportedly concerned that verdicts ordering compensation would damage its relations with Japan. According to the daily, the top South Korean court did not issue rulings on those cases over five years until this October.   

 

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