Park Geun-hye: South Korea's Impeached President Now Mired in Dog Row

by Alfonso Matthews Marcha 21, 2017, 0:36

Park's neighbours had given her a pair of Jindos, a Korean breed of hunting dog, when she left for the presidential Blue House in 2013.

Kim Young-tae is suspected of having visited Chey in prison before Aug. 15 2015, and informed him of the impending pardon.

South Korea will hold a presidential election on May 9 to replace Park Geun-hye, who was ousted from office over a corruption and abuse-of-power scandal, South Korea's Interior Minister Hong Yun-sik said on Wednesday.

Two days after being removed from office, Park left the presidential Blue House mansion, which she first came to know as her family home when she was a nine-year-old child.

It comes as Ms Park was called for questioning and named as a suspect in the wide-ranging corruption scandal that eventually led to her downfall.

It is not clear whether Park's decision to not take the dogs with her can be considered animal abandonment under South Korean law. Prosecutors say that Park knew of the plan. "It's all connected to the 300 students who died by the shipwreck three years ago and also related to all those. big companies, the laborers who were laid off unjustly in exchange for all this wealth to favor rich and powerful people".

Protesting students at a South Korean university have been credited with sparking the fall of the nation's impeached president, Park Geun-hye.

For instance, the dependent counsel put Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, into custody on charges of offering bribes to Choi in the form of donations to foundations and private firms that she controlled. It then demanded that her admission to the university be cancelled.

North Korea said the exercises were part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it and it warned the United States of "merciless" strikes if the carrier infringed on its sovereignty or dignity.

He is not scheduled to see opposition figures, a U.S. State Department official said, raising questions about the durability of any agreements.

There are 13 charges filed against Park - eight by the state prosecution and five by the independent counsel - but both of them could not indict her due to presidential immunity. Park's own rather isolated style of ruling included a reportedly rigid stubbornness.

Park's comments raised worries about a further deepening of the national divide over her fate.

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