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S. Korean court orders new trial for convicted ex-spy chief

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The top court granted Won Sei-hoon a new trial after rejecting a key piece of evidence that was used to convict him in the original trial, according a court statement. Won has been serving a 3-year sentence for ordering his underlings to post online comments that praised the then-ruling party candidate and current President Park Geun-hye and slandered her chief liberal rival, Moon Jae-in. The Supreme Court said files containing work-related writings and hundreds of Twitter accounts cannot...

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