Magazine article Screen International

Korea's Ex-Culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun Jailed for 2 Years over Artist Blacklist

Magazine article Screen International

Korea's Ex-Culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun Jailed for 2 Years over Artist Blacklist

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The 9,000-strong blacklist included Old Boy director Park Chan-wook and The Age Of Shadows star Song Kang-ho.

Cho Yoon-sun

South Korean ex-minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoon-sun has been sentenced to two years in prison for creating and managing an artist blacklist in ex-president Park Geun-hye’s administration.

Cho’s sentence was raised on appeal from a previous one-year sentence with a two-year suspension of execution by Seoul High Court, which also raised the sentence for Park’s former chief of staff Kim Ki-choon to four years in jail on similar charges. (He had previously been given three years in a lower court. …

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