S Korea court approves arrest of ex-president

2017-03-30 21:38
(Song Kyung-Seok, AP)

(Song Kyung-Seok, AP)

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Seoul - A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations.

The ruling by the Seoul Central District Court means that prosecutors can immediately put Park in a detention facility. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her.

Prosecutors have been pushing to arrest her over allegations that she colluded with a confidante to extort money from businesses and committed other wrongdoing.

The Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss Park over the allegations earlier in March, three months after Parliament impeached her.

Read more on:    park geun-hye  |  south korea  |  corruption
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