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South Korea arrests ex-chief justice over delay in wartime labor trials

Yang Sung-tae allegedly maneuvered to deliver verdicts favorable to previous government

Former South Korean Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae appears at court on Jan. 23 to attend a hearing for reviewing the prosecution's detention warrant at the Seoul Central District Court.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean authorities on Thursday arrested retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae over his suspected involvement in delaying deliberations on wartime labor litigation in order to win the favor of then-President Park Geun-hye.

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