China News Service, July 16th. According to Korean media reports, the South Korean court reported on the 16th that the prosecutor once again filed a protest against the retrial of the former President Park Geun-hye’s affair and bribery case.
Figure: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
The Seoul High Court made a retrial decision on the case on the 10th of this month and sentenced Park Geun-hye to 20 years’ imprisonment with a fine of 18 billion won (approximately RMB 147 million) and a fine of 3.5 billion won. In the previous second trial, Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 30 years in prison, fined 20 billion won, and recovered 2.7 billion won.
The South Korean judiciary said that Park Geun-hye failed to perform his duties during his presidency, causing confusion and adverse effects on the government and the country. However, the court overturned some of the previous allegations of abuse of power, resulting in a reduction in sentence.
On the grounds of protesting again, the prosecutor stated that the court ruled that Park Geun-hye was suspected of not guilty of abusing his powers involved in the blacklist incident in the literary and artistic circles, and this was misunderstood in terms of law.
In addition to the above cases, Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 2 years in prison in connection with a public referral case.