July 19, 2018 13:14
More than 1,000 die-hard supporters of disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye have petitioned an appeals court to parole or release her.
Park faces an appeal brought by prosecutors against her 24-year sentence for corruption and abuse of office, which they consider too lenient.
She is separately on trial on more corruption charges.
The petitions were initiated by a group of die-hard supporters who run a YouTube channel called "Falsehood and Truth" where they peddle conspiracy theories.
The group claims petitioners include former senior Cheong Wa Dae officials and even members of the hard-left Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union.
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