Nothing tastes better than freedom.

If you doubt it, ask the Samsung heir, Lee Jae-yong who has been freed from jail.

This comes after a South Korean court suspended his 5-year jail term for bribing the country's ex-president.

An appeals court upheld parts of the conviction but used its discretion to release the executive.

The decision is likely to be appealed again to the country's supreme court.

The case gripped the public amid growing anger against the country's biggest companies, known as chaebols, and their influence on wider society.

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Last year, a lower court jailed Lee for corruption in a political scandal that ultimately brought down former President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye.

The Samsung Electronics vice chairman, who is also known as Jay Y Lee, had appealed against both the verdict and sentence. He had been convicted of a range of offences including bribery and embezzlement.

The scandal exposed the ties between family-run conglomerates and political powers.

Lee, 49, has effectively directed operations at the mobile phone and chip maker since his father, Lee Kun-hee, was incapacitated by a heart attack in 2014.

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