South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye has been jailed for 24 years for corruption. The ruling concludes a ten-month trial which highlighted links between big business and politics in the country.
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.
Lawyers for Pakistan's jailed former premier say he is appealing his 10-year jail term on corruption charges. Nawaz Sharif was locked upon returning to the country last week ahead of hotly contested general elections.
A South Korean judge has found the former President Park Geun-hye guilty of abuse of power, as well as the crime of coercion. She has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
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