Last year an ex-president, Almazbek Atambayev, was arrested amid a deadly clash between supporters and police. This week a court handed him an 11-year prison sentence on corruption charges that he says are politically driven. The court ruled that Mr Atambayev had helped wangle the early release from prison of a mafia don, Aziz Batukayev, supposedly on compassionate grounds, using a fake.
The South Korean appeal court on Friday extended ex-president Park Geun-hye's prison sentence in a case arising from a corruption scandal that led to mass protests and her dismissal in 2017. The Seoul High Court found Park guilty of charges including bribery, Yonhap news agency reported.
SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence.
South Korean Ex-President Jailed Over Corruption Allegations South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been arrested and jailed over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor. A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul after the Seoul.
Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her, meaning she will likely be in jail while her case is heard. South Korean ex-president Park Geun-hye jailed.
A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges. Lee, in office from 2008 to 2013, is the fourth former South Korean president to be jailed.
SEOUL - A South Korean court sent former president Lee Myung-bak to jail for 15 years for corruption on Friday. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, Lee, was the fourth former head of state to.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives to attend his trial at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Nearly a year after he was bailed out of jail while.