Thursday, March 30, 2017

South Korea President Park Geun-hye Has Been Jailed Over Corruption Allegations

The Guardian: Ousted South Korea president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

Park Geun-hye can be detained up to 20 days during investigation into accusations of bribery and abuse of power that led to impeachment

South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-hye has been arrested and jailed over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.

A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul on Friday after the Seoul central district court granted prosecutors’ request to arrest her. Many Park supporters waved national flags and shouted “president” as Park’s car entered the facility.

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More News On The Arrest And Jailing Of Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested in corruption probe -- BBC
Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted Leader, Is Arrested on Bribery Charges -- NYT
Former South Korean president arrested in corruption probe, 3 weeks after impeachment -- Washington Post
South Korea court approves warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye -- Reuters
South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested -- AFP
Park Geun-hye, disgraced former South Korean President, locked up in Seoul -- DW
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrested -- CNN
Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested on corruption charges -- USA Today
Timeline: South Korea's Impeached President Park Geun-Hye -- US News and World Report/Reuters

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