It has been reported that former president Park Geun Hye is being admitted to the hospital again due to deteriorating health.
With the Independence day special pardon being discussed in the political circles, many are wondering if former president Park Geun Hye's health will affect President Moon Jae In's decisions for the special pardon.
According to political circles and medical circles, on July 20, former president Park, who is being held at the Seoul Detention Center in Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do, was hospitalized at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seocho-gu, Seoul. It was reported that former president Park has been complaining of deteriorating health.
In February this year, former President Park was admitted to a hospital after being classified as an individual who came close contact with a COVID19 infected person when an employee of the Seoul Detention Center, who was in a convoy together for treatment, was tested positive for coronavirus 19.
Former president Park had been complaining of shoulder pains and has been receiving treatment at the detention centers in addition to receiving treatment through outside hospital visits.
There have been discussions that President Moon Jae In's decision on the Independence day special pardon will be affected by the news that the former president is being admitted to the hospital. Attention is being focused as this will be the last pardon that will be granted by President Moon as he is at his last term. Many are expecting individuals such as Lee Myung Bak, Park Geun Hae, and Lee Jae Yong, the vice chairman of Samsung, to be the candidates for the special pardon.