South Korea Court Upholds Ex-President Park Geun-Hye 20-Year Jail Term

Updated: Jan 15

The top court of South Korea upheld a 20 years imprisonment to disgraced former president Park Geun-Hye for a corruption scandal that brought her down.

Geun-Hye was impeached in 2017 after huge street protests against her rule, Court also upheld fines and forfeits totaling 21.5 billion won (US$19.5 million).

Park has been In addition, she has separately been sentenced to two years in prison to run consecutively for election law violations. Park, was convicted the following year of bribery and abuse of power and jailed for 30 years. A series of appeals, a retrial, and further appeals followed which reduced her sentence to 20 years.