South Korean President Moon Jae-in is likely to pardon former president Park Geun-hye, who is currently serving a 22-year prison term for corruption, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
A senior official told Yonhap that Park was included in a list of people to be granted pardons.
The 69-year-old former president was hospitalized three times this year due to chronic shoulder and lower back pain.
She has been serving a combined 22-year prison sentence since March 2017 after being impeached and removed from office over far-reaching corruption charges and an influence-peddling scandal.
(Cover: The Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, March 9, 2017. /Reuters)
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