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Wednesday 05 of October 2022

Ousted S. Korea Leader Heads Home After 22 Hrs at Prosecution


South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye leaves a prosecutor's office in Seoul,photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye leaves a prosecutor's office in Seoul,photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
Prosecutors questioned Park as a criminal suspect for the first time since her impeachment

SEOUL – Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that ended her presidency this month.

Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and entered a waiting car to be driven to her private home.

South Korea’s ousted leader Park Geun-hye leaves a prosecutor’s office in Seoul, South Korea, March 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Prosecutors questioned Park as a criminal suspect for the first time since the Constitutional Court on March 10 upheld her December impeachment by parliament.

Park is accused of colluding with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president’s policy initiatives.

She has denied wrongdoing.