South Korean Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae, top center, sits with other judges before the judgment at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Lim Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT
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A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.The 46-year-old NIS agent was found dead Saturday in his car parked on a hill in Yongin, just south of Seoul.In his note revealed by police Sunday, the agent said that the intelligence service "really didn't" spy on civilians or on political activity related to elections. He apologized to colleagues and NIS senior officials, including director Lee Byoung Ho, saying that overzealousness in doing his job might have created "today's situation".
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