Live TV footage shows a black sedan carrying disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye leaving a prosecutors' office after a Seoul court approved her arrest.
If the court approves the arrest warrant requested by prosecutors, Park will be sent to a detention facility immediately as prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before laying formal charges. The arrest of South Korea's first female president marks a stunning fall for the scion of a powerful general who himself ruled the country during her teenage years and into her 20s.
Because official campaigning for the presidential election begins April 17, the prosecution is expected to indict Park before then, to minimize the case's impact on the election. After being summoned by Prosecutors and even during the arrest warrant hearing, Park reportedly defended herself using the argument that "not a single penny" had entered her bank account. Moon lost the 2012 presidential race to Park. After Park was jailed, some said she deserved it while others expressed sympathy for their ex-leader.
Choi is already on trial for forcing top local firms including the tech giant to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations which she allegedly used for personal gain, while Lee has been indicted for bribery and other offences.
Park will not be allowed to keep hairpins, lawyers who know about South Korea's correctional system said.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Supporters of arrested former President Park Geun-hye rallied in South Korea's capital Saturday for her release.
According to normal procedure, she would have been processed - including being fingerprinted and having her mugshot taken - changed into prison garb with her prisoner number on the chest, and put in a cell. But they said they wanted to arrest her because the allegations against her are "grave" and because other suspects involved the scandal, including her confidante Choi Soon-sil and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, have already been arrested. South Korea's largest conglomerate is anxious that the court's decision to put the former president behind bars could have negative ramifications on Lee's trial, according to local reports quoting insiders.
The questioning of Park is likely to take place early next week.
Park's opponents held their own protests in nearby streets, celebrating her arrest and calling for her conservative policies to be erased. On Friday, she was arrested and jailed on bribery charges.
On March 10, the Constitutional court upheld the parliament's decision to impeach Park. She has said she let her friend edit speeches and assist her with unspecified public relations duties.
The women, both in their 60s, have been friends for 40 years.
"Each party and each class in South Korea must clearly recognize the main culprit of the destruction of peace is the United States, and they must rise together to engage in a battle to defend the peace", the party's statement read. The leading contender of the conservative camp is South Gyeongsang Province Governor Hong Joon-pyo, but his approval rating is 4 percent in a recent Gallup opinion poll. Her bribery conviction alone is punishable with a minimum 10 years in prison.
Still, the new election in South Korea has not come without it's fair share of consequences, including an enormous outcry from supporters of the outgoing president that left at least three people dead.
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