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Park Geun-hye arrested, - Yonhap
22:46, 30 March 2017
Park Geun-hye arrested, - Yonhap

The court of Seoul issued warrant for the arrest of the former South Korean leader who was impeached earlier this month

22:46, 30 March 2017

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Ex-president of South Korea Park Geun-hye was arrested under the court’s warrant, Yonhap reported. The warrant issued by the court of Seoul authorized the arrest of the former official as she faces charges with corruption, power abuse, illegal pressure and revealing state secrets.  

Earlier this month, Park Geun-hye was impeached, and the snap presidential election was appointed; it is not expected to take place until at least early May.

Thus, Park Geun-hye became the first democratically elected president of South Korea, removed from this office.

The political scandal in South Korea, which led to the ex-president’s impeachment broke out in late October 206, when reporters of JTBC channel found a tablet in a trash can in Seoul. The device had secret documents stored on it, dating back to 2012-2014. Among them, there were a lot of drafts of Park Geun-hye’s speeches. The speeches were proofed by Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a South Korean Shamanistic-Evangelical cult leader. the person whom reporters and political opposition in South Korea put in charge of masterminding governmental policy and decision making during Park's administration. 

Related: Presidential election in South Korea to take place not later than May 9, — CEC

Related: Constitutional court of South Korea approves impeachment of Park Geun-hye

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