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South Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

South Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

January 21, 2017

SEOUL, Jan 21 — South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested today for allegedly creating a “blacklist” of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Cho Yoon-Sun, who is the first minister in active service to be arrested in South Korea, is accused of creating the vast catalogue to starve the artists of government subsidies and private investments and place them under state surveillance.  The list's existence has sparked... Read more

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