South Korea grants special pardon to ex-president Park Geun-hye

The South Korean government has decided to pardon ex-president Park Geun-hye, who is imprisoned over corruption charges, Justice Minister Park Beom-kye announced on Friday. Park began serving a 22-year prison sentence in March 2017 after being impeached and removed from office over far-reaching corruption charges and an influence-peddling scandal.

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