Thursday, July 13, 2017

S.Korean diplomat recalled from Ethiopia over alleged rape

(Jul 13, (Daily Mail))--A senior South Korean diplomat has been recalled from Ethiopia after he allegedly raped a female colleague, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday, as it issued a public apology.

The incident came after two other South Korean diplomats were punished for sexual misbehaviour last year. "Bowing low, the ministry offers the most sincere apology to the people, holding itself deeply responsible for the sex crime committed by a diplomat in Ethiopia," ministry spokesman Cho June-Hyuck said in a statement.

The diplomat, who is currently under questioning, will be subject to the "most severe punishment" under the law, he said, adding the man would lose his job and face criminal charges.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, appointed by new liberal President Moon Jae-In to reform the ministry, said she was "appalled" at the incident. "Especially in the case of sexual misbehaviour, the principle of no tolerance must be applied," she said. Read more from Daily Mail »

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