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South Korea's disgraced ex-president Park leaves hospital after prison release

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 25th March, 2022 04:17:36 PM
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South Korea's disgraced ex-president Park leaves hospital after prison release

South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye left hospital on Thursday, three months after she was released from prison following a pardon for her role in one of the country's biggest corruption cases.

Since the December pardon, 70-year-old Park has been an inpatient at the Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul, being treated for shoulder pain and dental problems as well as stress, according to local media.

She had been serving a 20-year prison sentence for abuse of power and bribery, and another two years for election law violations.

Her release comes less than two months ahead of the inauguration of the country's new conservative president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, who as former prosecutor-general played a key role in convicting her.