Women’s rights advocates say city authorities cannot conduct an impartial investigation given Park held the office of mayor for nearly a decade. Donald Kirk reports

South Korean womens groups are calling for an independent investigation into the private life of the late reform-minded Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, the victim of a mysterious suicide after his former secretary accused him of persistently trying to lure her into the private bedroom off his city hall office.
The charges filed by the secretary were formally dropped after his death on 9 July and non-governmental groups accuse Koreas left-wing administration of covering up the real facts of his death and his role as a one-time liberal contender in Koreas next presidential election in 2022.
Lee Mi-kyoung, director of the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center, called this week for South Koreas national human rights commission to take over the investigation into charges that the 64-year-old Park bullied not only his former secretary but also other women on his staff at Seouls city hall.
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