President Moon Jae-in has agreed to pardon former President Park Geun-hye, who is incarcerated. The government explained that it had decided to pardon former President Park from the point of view of the people’s dialogue agreement.
Correspondent Hong Young-jae.
President Moon Jae-in announced a special pardon for former President Park Geun-hye.
The government explained that it had decided to grant amnesty to former President Park Geun-hye from the perspective of a national dialogue agreement.
Former President Park, who was imprisoned on March 31, 2017 for the Gukjeong Nongdan incident, applied for suspension of the execution of the sentence twice, but both were denied.
Former President Park is currently hospitalized at Samsung Seoul Hospital due to shoulder and back problems, and it is known that he has recently exhibited symptoms of mental anxiety.
Former President Park, who has been granted a special pardon, is expected to go through the process of release early next year after completing treatment.
The government announced that former Prime Minister Han Myung-sook, who was released after serving two years in prison for receiving illegal political funds, will also be reinstated.
The government explained that the lottery of former Prime Minister Han was also carried out from the point of view of national dialogue.
The government also announced today that special amnesty will be granted to 3,904 people, including subsistence-type offenders, and special reductions and exemptions will be implemented for a total of 983,000 people subject to administrative sanctions, including those with driver’s license revoked.
However, in the context of the spread of COVID-19, serious criminals related to the Infectious Disease Prevention Act that infringed the public’s right to health, such as obstructing epidemiological investigations, will be excluded from amnesty.