Published On: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018

South Korean ex-Supremo Park Geun-hye convicted of corruption


The South Korean ex-President, Park Geun-hye, has been convicted of corruption charges by the country’s court days after the country found her guilty of corruption.

The ex-leader, who was one of the most powerful leaders of the South Korean regime and the daughter of one of the most authoritarian leaders the country has ever witnessed, will have to face a serious punishment of nearly twenty-four years imprisonment.

In addition to the imprisonment, the South Korean court has imposed a huge fine of over eighteen billion won on her.

As per a media report, the leader has not been at the court at the time the verdict has been announced by it.

Unusually, on the day the verdict has been delivered, the court proceedings have been broadcasted live in some local channels.

The imprisoned ex-leader earlier declared that the cases registered against her were politically motivated and the judges who handled the cases were biased against her.

Anyway, the unusual way in which the country has decided to permit the local broadcasters to broadcast live the proceedings of the day the verdict has been announced evokes serious suspicion in those who believe that the case is politically motivates.

At least eighteen cases were registered against the ex-leader. It was alleged that the ex-leader and her school friend, Choi Soon-sil, forced conglomerates to pay huge bribes in return of political favours.

Choi Soon-sil was imprisoned and fined for similar corruption charges that have put the ex-leader behind the bars.

Surprisingly, the former supremo has been convicted of all the eighteen cases charged against her.


Vignesh. S. G

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South Korean ex-Supremo Park Geun-hye convicted of corruption