China News Service, July 6th. According to Korean media reports, the South Korean Court reported on the 5th that the Criminal Division of the Seoul High Court will issue a judgment on the rejection of the former South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s administration and bribery in the afternoon on the 10th local time.
On May 20, local time, in the final trial of Park Geun-hye’s affiliation and the National Intelligence Agency’s bribery case, the South Korean prosecutor demanded that Park Geun-hye be sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment. The prosecution guidelines demanded a 25-year fixed-term imprisonment, a fine of 30 billion won, and a recovery of 200 million won. For other suspects such as abuse of power and obstruction of the exercise of power, a 10-year prison sentence and a recovery of 3.3 billion won were required.
Data Map: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Image source: Visual China
According to previous reports, Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment in the second-instance trial of the Congqin political case, and was fined 20 billion won (about 120 million yuan). On August 29, 2019, the Supreme Court of the South Korean Supreme Court held that Park Geun-hye’s bribery in the Qiangzheng case should be tried separately from other criminal suspects, and the case was sent back to the Seoul High Court for retrial.
In another bribery case of the National Intelligence Agency, Park Geun-hye was sentenced to five years in prison in the second instance and recovered 2.7 billion won (about 16 million yuan). On November 28, 2019, the Grand Court held that the suspected loss of the treasury and bribery in the second instance should be considered guilty, and the case was returned to the retrial.
In addition, Park Geun-hye’s alleged involvement in the referral case has been sentenced to two years in prison.
The report said that since October 2017, Park Geun-hye was absent from all court hearings, and it is expected that the sentencing will not be present.