May 20, 2024
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North Korean defector-author wins defamation suit over sex crime allegations

Supreme Court orders accuser and the broadcaster that covered her rape allegations to pay $29K to Jang Jin-sung

A prominent North Korean defector-author has won a defamation lawsuit against another defector who accused him of sexual crimes and a South Korean broadcaster that reported her story, court documents reviewed by NK News show.

The Supreme Court last month upheld a ruling that required the defector Seung Sol-hyang and her husband, as well as the broadcaster MBC and its reporter, to collectively pay $29,000 (40 million won) plus interest to the author Jang Jin-sung.

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