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Danish court upholds extradition of daughter of ousted South Korean president's friend
April 19, 2017 / 12:47 PM / 3 months ago

Danish court upholds extradition of daughter of ousted South Korean president's friend

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FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, then known as Chung Yoo-yeon, bites her gold medal as she poses after winning the equestrian Dressage Team competition at the Dream Park Equestrian Venue during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon September 20, 2014.Kim Hong-Ji/Files

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish court upheld an extradition order of a South Korean woman wanted for questioning in relation to the scandal that brought down president Park Geun-hye, the Public Prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

"The (district) court in Aalborg backs the Public Prosecutor's decision on the extradition of Chung Yoo-ra to South Korea," said a spokesman for the prosecutor on Twitter.

Chung is the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Park accused of colluding with the former president to pressure businesses to contribute to non-profit foundations. Both Choi and Park have denied wrongdoing.

In March, Denmark's public prosecutor ordered the extradition of Chung, a 20-year-old dressage rider, "for the purpose of prosecution in her home country", a ruling she appealed to the district court.

Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Terje Solsvik

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