S. Korea's Moon likely to pardon former president Park: Yonhap
Updated 08:08, 24-Dec-2021

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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