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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong walks out from a detention center in Uiwang, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Image Credit: AP

Seoul: The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group Lee Jae-yong walked free from prison on parole on Friday.

Lee bowed to waiting reporters outside a detention centre south of Seoul and told them: “I have caused too much concern to the people. I’m really sorry,” before he was driven away in a black limousine.