January 18th According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a New Year’s press conference on the 18th.
He said that it was too early to talk about amnesty to the former president.
At present, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye are both imprisoned.
Moon Jae-in said that the detention of the two former presidents was also a very unfortunate thing for the country.” I’m worried to hear that they are old and in poor health, but it’s too early to talk about pardon.
Moon Jae-in said that just after the trial of the case, the monopoly of the state and corruption have caused huge losses and trauma to the country and the people.
However, (Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak) denied past mistakes and did not admit the verdict.
In this case, he asked for a pardon for them. “The citizens will not allow it, and it is difficult for me to accept it”.
However, Moon Jae-in also suggested that the matter would be reconsidered at the appropriate time, but only if the citizens reached a consensus on the pardon, and the implementation of the pardon at that time would be conducive to uniting the people.
On January 14, the Supreme Court of South Korea made a final ruling on Park Geun-hye’s cronies and bribery cases, and sentenced her to 20 years in prison, fined 18 billion won and recovered 3.5 billion won.
In addition to the previous sentence of two years for interfering in the election, Park Geun-hye’s cumulative sentence was 22 years.
Without amnesty and parole, Park Geun-hye will be released from prison at the age of 87 no later than 2039.
At this point, the four-year and two-month “crony interference in politics” has officially come to an end, and Park Geun-hye’s three cases have been closed, so she is eligible for a presidential pardon.