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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:29 PM

Seoul's mayor found dead, hours after he was reported missing

Source: CNN

The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has been found dead hours after he was reporting missing, police have confirmed.

Park Won-soon was reported missing by his daughter on Thursday evening, according to a police official with knowledge of the case, sparking a massive search operation.

The 64-year-old longtime civic activist, who has been Seoul's mayor since 2011, was seen as a likely hopeful for the liberals in the 2022 presidential elections.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/asia/seoul-mayor-missing-intl/index.html

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:54 PM

2. Korea Times says this is presumed to be suicide.


Apparently, he was facing a recent sexual harassment allegation.

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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:41 PM

3. Looks like it could have been another potential Cho Guk situation

The trials of the former Minister of Justice Cho Guk, and his wife are winding down, and current Justice Minister Chu Mi-ae is having an investigation conducted into the so called illegal press-prosecution alliance allegedly directed from the Prosecutor General's office.

The forensic team hadn't completed it's on scene investigation, yet. If it is a suicide, Park avoided allowing the right to use any potential investigation and prosecution of him to derail the ongoing momentum of the judicial reform movement. The mayor's loss could possibly result in reintroduction of street politics to Gwanghwamun. The mayor had decisively ended the demonstrations againt Cho Guk and President Moon Jae-in by declaring them in violation of public health law during the epidemic, and jailing the demagogue preacher who led them, Minister Jeon Kwang-hoon.

Seoul- Right wing demonstrators violate emergency health ban

https://civilizationdiscontents.blogspot.com/2020/02/seoul-right-wing-demonstrators-violate.html


Battle for Control of South Korea's Justice System

https://civilizationdiscontents.blogspot.com/2020/07/battle-for-control-of-south-koreas.html





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