The former south Korean President under arrest

14:31 PM 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant

Many Park supporters waved national flags and shouted "president" as Park’s car entered the facility while a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul after the Seoul Central District Court agreed the request of prosecutors to arrest her.

As per to Business Insider prosecutors are allowed to imprison her up to 20 days until her formal charge. A district court normally issues a ruling within six months of an indictment.

Park is the South Korea’s first female president, who was elected in 2012 based on the previous service of her father who is believed to have lifted the country from poverty in the 1960 and ’70s despite human rights abuses.

Prosecutors believe Park conspired with Choi and a top presidential adviser to bully 16 business groups, including Samsung, to donate 77.4 billion won ($69 million) for the launch of two nonprofits that Choi controlled.

Park now becomes South Korea’s third head of state to be jailed after leaving office because in the former presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, This follows the case of Dilma Rousseff of Brazil who was forcibly removed to Brazilian presidency due to corruption charges.


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