Overseas Network, Sept. 9 (OOCN) - The 67-year-old former President of South Korea, Park Hyun-hye, submitted an application to the prosecution on Sept. 5 to stop the execution of imprisonment on the grounds that his condition deteriorated and he needed to go out for medical treatment.
South Koreas YTN News said it was the second time that Park Hyun-hye filed a similar application after his arrest.
DATA FIGURE: Park Shinhui was hospitalized with low back pain and her whole body was wrapped up.
Park said in her application that she had been detained for more than two years, during which cervical spondylosis and lumbar intervertebral disc herniation deteriorated and needed to go out for treatment.
On April 17, this year, Park Shinhui entrusted lawyers to submit an application to the prosecution for suspension of imprisonment on the grounds of painful back pain, but was rejected. According to the prosecution, Parks condition was not so serious that she could not serve her sentence.
DATA GRAPH: Park Shinhui left the hospital and returned to the detention centre after seeing a doctor (Korean Associated Press)
According to the Criminal Procedure Law of Korea, prisoners can suspend the execution of imprisonment, including: serious illness, difficult to continue to carry out imprisonment; over 70 years old; 6 months of pregnancy or less than 60 days of childbirth, etc.
Korean media said that the prosecution will decide whether to pass Parks application in the near future.
Park Hin-hye was detained in Seoul Detention Centre (Yonhap)
At present, Park involves three lawsuits. Among them, the courts final judgment was sent back for retrial in the case of trustworthy interference in government; the case of interference in elections was sentenced to two years and has been closed; the case of bribery in the State Court was sentenced to five years and is still in the stage of appeal.
Source: Author of Overseas Network: Liu Qiang, Editor-in-Charge: Wang Ning_NB12468