Court says Park won’t tes­tify

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

South Korea’s Con­sti­tu­tional Court on Fri­day said it can­not re­quire Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye to tes­tify in her im­peach­ment trial that en­ters the ar­gu­ment phase next week, dis­miss­ing de­mands by law­mak­ers who voted to re­move her over a cor­rup­tion scan­dal. The nine-jus­tice court also con­firmed the dates when some wit­nesses will tes­tify but de­layed a de­ci­sion on whether to make com­pa­nies an­swer whether they were re­ally forced into spon­sor­ing foun­da­tions con­trolled by the pres­i­dent’s jailed friend, Choi Soon-sil. Law­mak­ers, who are the pros­e­cu­tors in an im­peach­ment trial, ar­gued it could pres­sure com­pa­nies.

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