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Human rights commission to investigate ex-mayor

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The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) will soon investigate the sexual harassment allegations against the late former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon. The decision was made at the complainant's request and accepted unanimously by the commission.

The criminal case was closed with no indictment following the former mayor's death. Park was found dead, in a suspected suicide, two days after the sexual harassment complaint was filed with the police on July 10. The victim rejected the Seoul Metropolitan Government's offers for investigation amid a controversy over whether there was a conflict of interest.

An investigation by the human rights watchdog is therefore all the more relevant, because it can pressure related........

© The Korea Times