South Korea: Park-linked pair jailed for arts blacklist



IMPEACHED president Park Geun Hye’s former chief of staff and culture minister were jailed yesterday for blacklisting thousands of artists.
Prosecutors said 9,000 actors, film and theatre directors, writers, musicians and painters were were unjustly excluded from government funding or participating in government-backed culture projects because they were seen as unfriendly to Ms Park.
Judges agreed, with the Seoul Central District Court sentencing former aide Kim Ki Choon to three years and former culture minister Kim Jong Deok to two years for abuse of authority and other charges.
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28 July 2017 in Sport, Views: 51
Source: Morning Star
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