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S Korea ‘Rasputin’ daughter fights extradition in Danish court


Aalborg: The daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea’s president, appeared in a Danish district court on Wednesday to fight her extradition to Seoul.

Chung Yoo-Ra, the 20-year-old daughter of the woman dubbed South Korea’s “Rasputin”, is one of the figures in the influence-peddling scandal that led to huge street protests demanding the removal of President Park Geun-Hye.

The Aalborg district court will examine Chung’s case, and a decision was expected later in the day. Chung was detained in Denmark on January 1 for overstaying her visa, after South Korean authorities issued a warrant for her arrest. Seoul then sought her extradition, which the Danish public prosecution authority approved on March 17. AFP

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