Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Former of South Korean President sentenced to 24 years in prison


Pak Kun HyePak Kun Hye -  The Central Court of Seoul sentenced the former of South Korean President Pak Kun Hye to 24 years in prison on charges of corruption case.

And she also must pay a fine until 18 billion won (about USD 17 million). 

As reported by the Ryonhap, the South Korean prosecutor's office demanded Pak Kun Hye for sentenced until 30 years imprisonment.

In April 2017, 66-year-old Pak Kun Hye was charged with corruption in 18 case. She is accused of bribery, abuse of power and disclosure of state secrets.

Early in June 2017, the DPRK in absentia issued a death sentence to former South Korean President Pak Keng Hye and head of South Korean intelligence Lee Ben Ho for allegedly plotting an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"Ex-President Pak Kun Hye and former intelligence chief Li Hong Ho, as well as intelligence officers, can not expect mercy from now on, even if they die at any time and in any place by any means" , the statement said.

Earlier media reported that the administration of Pak Kun Hye planned the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Another former South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, who served as head of state from 2008 to 2013, is also accused of corruption.

Lee Myung-bak on March 14 2018 gave testimony in the prosecutor's office in connection with the charges. But, the further decisions on his case have not yet been made.


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