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Court rules Ji Man Won must pay compensation for defamation

법원 "5·18 왜곡 지만원·뉴스타운, 당사자에 손해 배상 하라"

Court rules Ji Man Won must pay compensation for defamation

 

The Gwangju District Court on the 11th ruled against Ji Man Won and his news outlet News Town for defamation.

 

The court ordered Ji to pay 10 million won each to 3 individuals, 5 million won each to 5 individuals and 5 organizations and 2 million won to 1 individual in compensation.

 

The court also ordered Ji to pay 2 million won to each interested party if he distributes News Town or posts it online.

 

News Town published the extra saying the North Korean military was behind the May 18 Democratic Uprising and distributed it in Seoul, Gwangju, Daegu and some other parts of the country.

 

Ji posted photos from the May 18 event and called citizens in the pictures North Korean special force.

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