South Korean prosecutors seek 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Seoul, South Korea Feb 27, 2018, 06.29 AM (IST)

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite.

Park was dismissed in March after being impeached and is standing trial on charges of bribery, abuse of power and coercion. She denies wrongdoing.