Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong's parole, return to management criticised

Mr Lee Jae-yong walked free on Aug 13, after serving just over 60 per cent of his 2½-year jail term.
Mr Lee Jae-yong walked free on Aug 13, after serving just over 60 per cent of his 2½-year jail term. PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL - Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong has re-emerged in public a week after his release on parole, only to attend a trial over alleged fraud and stock manipulation.

The irony is not lost on his critics, who continue to protest his controversial release and question why the country is being so lenient with him.

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