Former President Park Geun-hye, who was handed over to trial on charges of repaying the governmental non-dan and the National Intelligence Service for special activities, was finally sentenced to 20 years in prison. The third part of the Supreme Court confirmed the court trial, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of 18 billion won at the judgment of reappeal yesterday. The ruling on the revocation court of revocation, which was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for bribery charges, 18 billion won fine, and 5 years imprisonment for the other charges such as loss of government treasury, was maintained. Previously, former President Park, who was sentenced to two years in prison for intervening in the Saenuri Party nomination, was sentenced to 22 years in prison. As a result, the judicial judgment was ended three years and nine months after the arrest prosecution in April 2017.
In March 2017, former President Park was politically judged for impeachment and dismissal of the President of the Constitutional Court for the first time in constitutional history. Even the President left a precedent that if he broke the law, he was expelled while in office and faced severe punishment. Gukjeong Nongdan, which broke the constitutional order, and the repayment of special expenses are bad. It is the tragedy of the constitutional history that the national leaders elected by the people were served for a long time. It is interpreted that the meaning of the vigilance that it should never be repeated is contained in the strict condemnation of the judiciary.
Former President Park became the fourth ex-president. Previously, former President Lee Myung-bak was serving a sentence of 17 years in prison and a fine of 13 billion won in October last year. The people who watch the mid-term sentences for the former president be confirmed one after another in three months are confusing. The fact that two former presidents are imprisoned at the same time is a black history replayed 23 years after former presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo.
The continued disgrace that the President is subject to judicial treatment after retirement is the result of arrogance of neglecting himself and surrounding officials. President Moon Jae-in should also be more cautious in managing the state.
Former President Park will be released at the age of 87 in 2039 if he meets his sentence. With this ruling, the sentence was confirmed, and a status of special pardon was possible. In politics, amnesty is reigniting. The Blue House said, “It is not appropriate to comment on the amnesty as soon as the Supreme Court sentence is issued.” Amnesty is the president’s own authority. President Moon is expected to reveal his position on the amnesty in the form of an answer at the upcoming New Year’s press conference. In the New Year’s address on the 11th, the New Year was called the’year of integration’. As the two former presidents are elderly and have been subjected to political judgment, it is necessary for President Moon to actively review the amnesty in terms of national unity and harmony.
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