After her arrested former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention center near Seoul.
After a 9-hour court hearing on Thursday, March 30, 2017, Seoul Central District Court ordered Park’s arrest.
Charges filed against her are bribery, abuse of authority, coercion, and leaking government secrets. These charges then lead to her arrest.
During the hearing, lawyers said,
“The accused is denying most of the charges, and there is a risk of destroying evidence in the future,”
Lawyers then filed around 120,000 pages of documents relating to the charges against Park and calling for her arrest.
Forgiveness and Renewal
According to the spokesperson for the main opposition Democratic Party
“The least she can do…is to admit her criminal acts, bow her head and seek forgiveness,”
Prosecutors now have 20 days to formally indict Park by the time a campaign for the next presidential election starts.
Currently, Park’s rival back in 2012 Moon Jae-In, former Democratic Party leader, leads the opinion polls by a large margin.
After Park, South Korea is now moving towards a renewal of political spirit.