The daughter of one of the central figures in a South Korean influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment will face extradition proceedings in Denmark after Danish police arrested her on an Interpol request from Seoul.

Chung Yoo-ra, a 20-year-old equestrian competitor, is the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Park accused of colluding with the president to pressure businesses to contribute to non-profit foundations.

The scandal has drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of Seoul for weekly demonstrations and could result in Park, 64, becoming the first democratically elected South Korean leader to leave office early.

Danish police said they had arrested Chung on Sunday evening in the northern city of Aalborg following a tipoff from a South Korean journalist.


dublinben:

It seems a little extreme to arrest and extradite someone merely to answer questions about someone else's case. This seems like a pressure tactic by the SK government against Choi Soon-sil.


posted by bsouly: 16 days ago