Wednesday, May 9, 2018

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: South Korea ex-president Park leaves jail for medical care

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye briefly left prison to receive medical care at a hospital in Seoul on Wednesday, a spokesman for the medical facility said.

Park was convicted of corruption and jailed for 24 years last month, completing a dramatic fall from grace for the country’s first female leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.

The 66-year-old has been allowed out of prison several times for treatment for ailments including a toe injury and backache and for dental care since her arrest in March last year.

Park arrived at the civilian hospital Seoul St. Mary’s accompanied by prison authorities, the spokesman said.

He declined to give further details but Yonhap news agency said she will be treated for her chronic back pain.

Source: AFP

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