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South Korea pardons former President Park Geun-hye convicted of corruption scandal

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pardoned former President Park Geun-hye, who was serving a 22-year prison term for a vast corruption scandal. The 69-year-old was convicted of abuse of power and coercion in 2018 after she was impeached the previous year. She was her country’s first democratically-elected leader to be forced from office. Park […]