Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

The funeral service for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ...

South Korean police raid office of anti-North leafleting activist

Asia Pacific Jun 26, 2020

South Korean police raid office of anti-North leafleting activist

South Korea police on Friday raided the office of an activist whose anti-Pyongyang leafleting campaign has intensified tensions with North Korea. Police said officers visited the Seoul office of Park Sang-hak to confiscate leaflets, account books and other related materials. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency ...