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Ex-ROK chief justice rebuffs allegation that he delayed lawsuits on requisitioned workers

  • May 30, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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Sankei and Mainichi wrote from Seoul that a former South Korean chief justice appeared at a local district court on Wednesday to testify in a case in which he is accused of abusing his authority as the nation’s top judge to delay, in response to a request from the Park administration, the proceedings of lawsuits demanding that Japanese companies pay compensation to Korean citizens who were requisitioned to work at their plants during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. According to the articles, the defendant dismissed the allegation completely, calling it “groundless” and “fictional.”    

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