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Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Was Asked To Serve A 35-Year Sentence

Park Geun-hye (Image: Reuters)

AFP news agency reported on 21/5: Former President Park Geun-hye (68 years old) has been asked by South Korean prosecutors to serve 35 years in prison, with many allegations such as corruption, accepting bribes, abuse of power.

The combined sentence consists of 25 years for allegations of corruption and 10 years for other allegations. South Korea's first female president was also proposed to increase the fine from 20 billion won to 33.3 billion won (about 27 million USD).

This proposed sentence has increased by 3 years compared to last year's sentence. The sentencing trial is expected to take place on July 10.

Since October 2017, Park Geun-hye has not appeared in hearings because she said they were unfair and "politically motivated". The former South Korean president was deposed in 2017, after a series of massive protests against her.

In the past, some presidents in Korea had to go to jail for many crimes, many of which were corruption, including: Chun Doo Hwan, Roh Tae Woo, Lee Myung-bak, Park Geun Hye.

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