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Seoul is scrapping blacklist compiled during Korean war

South Korea announced Tuesday it was expunging a blacklist of people who cooperated with North Korea during the 1950-53 Korean war, removing social stigma and job restrictions.

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Yesterday it freed some 804 convicted prisoners and reduced life sentences to 20 years for 177 others to mark today's National Foundation Day, a Justice Ministry spokesman said. All those granted clemency were ordinary criminals.

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