S. Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist

Seoul (AFP) – A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday jailed former culture minister Cho Yoon-Sun for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of ousted president Park Geun-Hye’s government.

Cho had initially been acquitted in July and given only a suspended sentence on a minor related charge, prompting prosecutors to appeal. The higher court in Seoul also extended the prison term of Park’s ex-chief of staff Kim Ki-choon from three years to four.

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