Sunday, November 20, 2016

South Korean President Mired In Corruption Scandal

Washington Post: Prosecutors link South Korean president to corruption scandal

TOKYO — South Korean President Park Geun-hye suffered a heavy blow Sunday when prosecutors indicted a friend of hers on charges including extortion and abuse of power, and indicated they thought the president was complicit in the crimes.

The prosecution said it would continue to try to question Park, with the announcement effectively making her a suspect rather than a witness, while opposition leaders said they would redouble their efforts to force Park from office.

“There are now sufficient grounds for her impeachment,” Moon Jae-in, a prominent opposition politician and presidential hopeful, said after the announcement.

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More News On South Korea's Corruption Scandal

South Korea Prosecutors: President Conspired With Her Friend -- AP
South Korea prosecutors say President Park was accomplice in corruption scandal -- Reuters
South Korean President Aided Extortion Scheme: Prosecutors -- WSJ
Park Geun-hye Was Accomplice in Extortion, South Korean Prosecutors Say -- NYT
South Korea's presidential scandal -- BBC
South Korea Indicts President’s Friend, Alleges Conspiracy -- VOA
South Korea: President Park to be investigated as three others indicted -- CNN
What happens if South Korea's President Park Geun-hye resigns? -- South China Morning Post

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