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Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye   is escorted to a courtroom to stand trial on alleged bribery, abuse of power and leaks of government secrets, in Seoul, South Korea, in  August 2017. Photograph: EPA

A South Korean court has raised Park Geun-hye’s sentence by one year to 25 years, after prosecutors sought a tougher sentence for the former president(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye (left) arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul in August 2017. File photograph: AP

South Korea’s disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined 18 billion won (€13.8 million) after a deep corr(...)

Supporters of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye protest in front of a court in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonhap via Reuters

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former president Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling (...)

Samsung group chief Jay Y Lee  arriving at the office of the independent counsel team in Seoul, South Korea, in February. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges through his(...)

Jay Y Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, center, is escorted by a prison officer as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. (Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Samsung Electronics heir Jay Y. Lee has refused to testify at the bribery trial of former President Park Geun-hye, arguing that doing so risked affect(...)

Choi Soon-sil arriving at a court in Seoul, South Korea on Friday where she received a three-year jail sentence. Photograph: Park Ji-hye/News1 via Reuters

Choi Soon-sil, a close friend and confidante of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail for using corr(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s trial could last six months. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP photo

South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye has been formally charged with bribery and abuse of power, setting the stage for a trial that could poten(...)

 Supporters of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-Hye clash with police outside her home as she leaves for a hearing, to decide whether she should be arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, in Seoul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country’s first democratically elected leader to be th(...)

A newspaper reporting about impeached President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

South Korea’s constitutional court has expelled President Park Geun-hye from office after a graft scandal involving the country’s mighty “chaebol” ind(...)

South Korean president Park Geun-hye is to be permanently removed from office. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has been formally removed from office after the country’s constitutional court unanimously upheld the parliamen(...)

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