S Koreas Park will not appeal
SEOUL South Koreas former president Park Geun-hye will not appeal her 24-year prison sentence for corruption, reports said yesterday.
Park, 66, who was removed from office over a massive corruption scandal last year, was convicted of multiple criminal charges including bribery and abuse of power at a trial earlier this month.
She has boycotted all court hearings since October, claiming unfair treatment.
Yesterday, Park submitted an appeal waiver to the Seoul Central District Court to override an appeal filed by her younger sister last week, Yonhap news agency cited court officials as saying.
But an appeal hearing will nonetheless take place as prosecutors are seeking harsher punishment.
The Yonhap report said Park would boycott the process.
The wide-ranging corruption scandal which broke last year prompted massive street protests against Park across the country and led to her impeachment. AFP