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South Korean court rejects former president Park Geun-hye’s appeal against corruption conviction – ABC News

South Korea’s top court upholds a 20-year prison sentence for former president Park Geun-hye on the graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the…

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South Korea’s top court has upheld a 20-year prison sentence for former president Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.

  • Park Guen-hye was jailed in 2017 for receiving millions of dollars from major companies
  • She was impeached in 2017 and later jailed, but denies any wrongdoing
  • There has been a push to pardon her, along with another jailed ex-president, in the name of national unity

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