South Korean court approves arrest of ex-president


March 31, 2017
@Normal:South Korean ex-president Park Geun-hye

SEOUL, South Korea (AP):

A South Korean court approved the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye yesterday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.

Park was taken to a detention centre later in the day.

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.

A district court normally issues a ruling within six months of an indictment.