Court upholds South Korean ex-president Park's 20-year jail sentence

South Korea’s highest court on Thursday upheld the 20-year prison sentence of disgraced former president Park Geun Hye, the country’s first female leader, for abuse of power and other crimes, ending a long-running legal battle. The Supreme Court in Seoul rejected an appeal by the prosecution against a reduced prison term decided in July. Prosecutors had been seeking for an earlier sentence of 30 years to be reinstated. Thursday’s ruling marks the final decision in the corruption case of 68-year-old Park, who was forced from office by the Constitutional Court and arrested in 2017. The court als…

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