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Special pardons of business people

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Yoon's first amnesties focus on people's livelihood, economic recovery

President Yoon Suk-yeol granted his first special pardons to 1,693 people on Friday, benefitting business leaders such as Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin. The special pardons, which go into effect on Aug. 15 Liberation Day, also include Dongkook Steel Mill Chairman Chang Sae-joo and former STX Group Chairman Kang Duck-soo.

The pardons will affect those mainly involved in petty crimes, small business owners and others in needy situations. While presiding over a Cabinet meeting to deal with the pardons, Yoon said, "We want to help stabilize the people's livelihood and help low-income and small business owners to stand up again."

Yet, prominent politicians such as former President Lee........

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