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Ex-President Park Geun-hye Set Free Under Presidential Pardon

Ex-President Park Geun-hye Set Free Under Presidential Pardon

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Former President Park Geun-hye was set free Friday under a presidential pardon, after four years and nine months of imprisonment following her impeachment and ouster from office for corruption. The 69-year-old Park has served a combined 22-year prison sentence since March 2017 after being impeached and removed from office [...]

Civic Groups Vent Outrage over Pardon for Jailed Ex-President Park

Civic Groups Vent Outrage over Pardon for Jailed Ex-President Park

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups vented outrage Monday over the recent special pardon for ex-President Park Geun-hye imprisoned on corruption charges, arguing that the decision is a blow to the country’s democracy. Activists representing 1,001 civic groups, including the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, [...]

Parties Gauge Impact of Ex-president Park’s Pardon on Upcoming Presidential Election

Parties Gauge Impact of Ex-president Park’s Pardon on Upcoming Presidential Election

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A special pardon of former President Park Geun-hye stoked contrasting responses from political parties on Friday, as they began to gauge its impact on the upcoming presidential election. The government decided to grant a special New Year’s pardon to Park, currently serving a 22-year prison term for corruption, for [...]

S. Korea Grants Special Pardon to Ex-President Park Geun-hye

S. Korea Grants Special Pardon to Ex-President Park Geun-hye

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government on Friday announced a special pardon for Park Geun-hye, the former president currently serving a 22-year prison term for corruption, saying that pardoning Park would help bolster national unity. Park has been serving a combined 22-year prison sentence since March 2017 after being impeached and removed [...]

Speculations Swirl over Potential Amnesty for ex-President Park, Samsung Heir Lee

Speculations Swirl over Potential Amnesty for ex-President Park, Samsung Heir Lee

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Rumors that former President Park Geun-hye and Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong may receive presidential pardons or paroles are increasingly making the rounds in political circles as of late amid growing calls for amnesty for the two figures jailed over corruption-related charges. Such speculations are being circulated widely with [...]

Park Grants Special Pardons to More Than 4,870 People including CJ Chairman

Park Grants Special Pardons to More Than 4,870 People including CJ Chairman

SEOUL, Aug 12 (Korea Bizwire) – President Park Geun-hye granted special pardons to a high-profile businessman and more than 4,870 people, many of who were convicted of non-violent, petty crimes, on Friday, three days ahead of Liberation Day.  The list of the beneficiaries was finalized during an extraordinary Cabinet meeting Park presided over at the [...]