Acquittal of Ahn Hee-jung, touted as a future president, is ‘incomprehensible’, says prosecution

A former South Korean presidential contender accused of raping his female aide has been found not guilty, prompting anger from campaigners.

Ahn Hee-jung’s case is by far the highest-profile in the country’s growing #MeToo movement. Before the accusations came to light he was widely seen as a strong candidate to replace President Moon Jae-in when his term ends in 2022. He stepped down immediately after he was accused.

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