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The mayor of Seoul, a candidate for the presidency of South Korea and a former human rights lawyer, has committed suicide after being accused of sexual harassment, AFP reported, citing local authorities.

Park Won-soon, whose dead body was found on a mountain in the capital city, was currently the most influential politician engaged in the South Korean aggression in many patriarchal societies, where the #MeToo movement has led to the downfall of many prominent people in several domains.

Park had apologized in his handwritten note, which was in his official residence.

His death came two days after his former secretary filed a complaint with the police about sexual harassment.

Police have confirmed that the complaint had been filed, but declined to confirm the details.

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