The former president of Korea, convicted of corruption, wants to pardon

According to the agency, referring to a government source, Park Geun-hye was included in the list of amnesties on the occasion of the New Year holidays. It is clarified that the 69-year-old former Korean president may be granted amnesty, primarily because of serious health problems.

In 2019, Park Geun-hye underwent shoulder surgery, and since then her health has been steadily deteriorating.

Park Geun-hye was ousted in 2017 as a result of impeachment for ties to conglomerates, bribery and abuse of power. She was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Earlier, the vice president of Samsung received a sentence for bribing the girlfriend of the ex-leader of South Korea.

Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for paying a bribe of 8.9 billion won (about $8 million) to a close friend of ex-President Park Geun-hye in exchange for the government’s support for the merger of a number of subsidiaries of the conglomerate.

Danila Titorenko



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