In jail for corruption – South Korean ex-president released early from custody – News

  • Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye will be released early from custody before the end of the year.
  • Acting President Moon Jae-In has decided to pardon Park Geun-Hye.
  • She was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for corruption.

The involvement in the corruption scandal in Park Geun-Hye had previously sparked major protests in the country and led to her impeachment in 2017. Now the current head of state of South Korea has pronounced an amnesty for Park. In the case of the offense for parks, her ailing health was also taken into account, according to the presidential office.

The 69-year-old Park was embroiled in a scandal during her reign that sparked months of street protests. In 2017 it led to her impeachment by the Constitutional Court. Park was later arrested and charged with abuse of power, corruption and other charges. The conservative politician is currently serving a total of 22 years in prison.

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