Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Arrested And Jailed Over Corruption Allegations

Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Arrested And Jailed Over Corruption Allegations
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Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (65) has been arrested and jailed over a corruption scandal that led to her dismissal.

The court has approved her arrest and she was driven to a detention centre south of Seoul.

The court approved her arrest before dawn on Friday, on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets.  She is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from companies, including Samsung, in return for political favours.

Ms. Park, who was removed from office earlier this month, denies the claims.

She is the third former president of South Korea to be arrested over criminal allegations.

She is the first democratically elected South Korean leader to be forced from office after she was impeached four years into her five year term.

 

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