Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

South Korea’s ousted President Park Geun-hye has been formally indicted on corruption charges. Impeached by lawmakers late last year and officially removed from office by the country’s high court last month, the former leader now faces the prospect of life in prison.

South Korean prosecutors brought charges Monday that range from bribery and coercion to abuse of power and the leaking of government secrets. The New York Times reports the criminal charges, which totaled 13 when she was taken into custody, now number up to 18.

Source : http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/17/524325596/ousted-south-korean-president-park-geun-hye-is-formally-indicted

 

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