Park Geun-hye

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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(...)

Supporters of former president Park Geun-hye react after a court sentenced her to 24 years in prison and a fine of 18 billion won. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Although the 24-year sentence doled out to former president Park Geun-hye was a hefty punishment for deep levels of corruption, dirty dealings in high(...)

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 (...)

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 at her trial at the Seoul central district court on Tuesday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of her office to pressurise the country’s mighty industrial conglomerates (...)

A soldier at an opening to the fence of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) during maintenance, on Gyodong, a tiny outlying island near the west of Seoul on May 9th. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

A veteran of the Korean War (1950-1953), wearing a baseball cap bearing the badge of his unit, walks slowly but with a straight back, close to the wre(...)

Moon Jae-in  celebrates with supporters  in Seoul on Tuesday as he watches a television report on an exit poll suggesting he has won South Korea’s presidential election. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Moon Jae-in was poised to become South Korea’s next president as exit polls showed the centre-left candidate securing a strong majority in the electio(...)

South Korean president-elect Moon Jae-in, of the Democratic Party of Korea, celebrates with supporters  in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Moon Jae-in, the former human rights lawyer who will become South Korea’s next president after winning Tuesday’s election by a large margin, is likely(...)

South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party  during an election campaign on  Sunday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo

Former commando and human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in is favourite to win South Korea’s presidential election on Tuesday, as voters look to deal with No(...)

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