Choi Soon-sil's Daughter to Seek Political Asylum in Denmark

      March 16, 2017 13:12

      The daughter of ex-President Park Geun-hye's alleged accomplice Choi Soon-sil will seek political asylum in Denmark if the courts decide to extradite her to Korea, her lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.

      Chung Yoo-ra

      "If all court instances say she should be extradited then it's political asylum," Peter Blinkenberg said. He said he will argue that Chung Yoo-ra faces political persecution if she returns to her home country.

      Chung is being held in a remand prison in the northern Danish town of Aalborg, where she fled from Germany when the corruption scandal surrounding her mother broke.

      Chung is accused of being a chief beneficiary of Park's and Choi's extortion racket and of wrangling underhand admission to the prestigious Ewha Womans University.

      She was arrested in Aalborg on Jan. 1.

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