Corruption is a pervasive issue around the world and one that has a way of grabbing headlines. This year saw a number of political leaders face up to charges of corruption and abuse of power. We look at the facts.
On the same day a judge ruled in favor of releasing ex-President Lula da Silva from prison, another judge has blocked the ruling. Da Silva began serving a 12-year prison sentence in April for a corruption conviction.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been found not guilty of obstruction of justice. The former president's defense team lauded the judge's "impartiality" while continuing to criticize the zeal of another Brazilian magistrate.
South Korea's former president was sentenced to eight more years over abusing state funds, meaning she now faces a total 32 years in prison. The latest case involved illegal payments from the country's spy agency.
South Korea's government has been ordered to compensate the victims of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking. It was the first Seoul was found to be liable for the disaster, which killed 304 people, including school children.
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