Home World Ex-South Korean president jailed for 24 years for corruption

Ex-South Korean president jailed for 24 years for corruption

0

Image:Park Geun-hye is escorted in handcuffs arriving at a court hearing last year 

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been jailed for 24 years over corruption.

She was found guilty on charges of bribery, coercion and abuse of power, and ordered to pay a fine of 18 billion won (£12m) by the Seoul Central District Court.

Park was arrested in March 2017 and has been held at a detention centre near Seoul since.

She refused to attend Friday’s court session, citing sickness.

Park was removed from office last year following months of protests as people lined the streets calling for her to be ousted.

Please kindly comment below and share this post on your social media

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *