Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 10, 2017. /CFP
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was to be released from her sentence on Thursday midnight, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Last week, current South Korean President Moon Jae-in granted a special pardon for the new year to Park due to deterioration of her health and part of efforts to promote national unity.
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