The unfolding trials of Samsung’s leader

by Aleydis Nissen

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PHOTO: © Aleydis Nissen 2018, with the generous support of the Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism grant programme

South Korea's Samsung is rolling out foldable smartphones all over the world. Samsung heir and de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has less to celebrate at home. He has been accused of bribing former President Park Geun-hye and is awaiting his retrial. The Supreme Court found that the High Court had misinterpreted 'the principles of law regarding bribes'. This picture was taken in Seoul at a peaceful candlelight sit-in against Lee's probational release in 2018 after Park's impeachment.