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Two former top aides of Park arrested in Seoul

Two former top aides of Park arrested in Seoul

24-hours after anti-Park protesters returned to the streets of Seoul in South Korea obviously not accepting the presidents apology for the controversy caused by her friend Choi Soon-sil, two former aides of President Park Geun-hye have been arrested.

The first to be nabbed by police was Ahn Jong-beom, a former senior advisor to Park. He was arrested on charges of abuse of power and attempted coercion while prosecutors also arrested Jeong Ho-Seong, another former presidential aide, over allegations that he leaked classified information.

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In a related development, Choi who is in police custody stands accused of meddling in state affairs – including government appointments and policy decisions – despite holding no official position.

Meanwhile, demonstrations continued at a rally in central Seoul with protesters demanding the resignation of Park.

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