Over 2 Million to Benefit from Special Amnesty

      August 07, 2015 12:52

      The special amnesty on Liberation Day on Aug. 15 will cover over 2 million people, including a lot of smaller entrepreneurs convicted of corruption but excluding politicians.

      A Cheong Wa Dae official said President Park Geun-hye wants to revive the economy and boost consumer confidence, but the amnesty will also cover cash-strapped people convicted of petty crimes and traffic offenders.

      Two million people alone have convictions for violating traffic regulations.

      When Park first announced the amnesty on the 70th anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan, speculation was that only about 1 million people would be covered by it.

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