Court says no need to release documents on 2015 deal over sex slavery

An appeals court said Thursday the government does not have to disclose documents on the negotiations that led to a controversial 2015 deal between South Korea and Japan on Tokyo's wartime sex slavery, citing national interest. Overturning a lower court's decision, the Seoul High Court ruled that making public the documents, which include diplomatic secrets, could severely violate Korea's interests and damage ties with Japan. "If the information is revealed, Japan's side would be disclosed without its consent, which could seriously deal a blow to South Korea's diplomatic trust with Japan, and it could cause a conflict of interests or diplomatic tensions," the court said in its ...Keep on reading: Court says no need to release documents on 2015 deal over sex slavery

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