DENMARK’S public prosecutor has decided Chung Yoo-ra, the 20-year-old daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a friend of ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye, “is to be extradited for the purpose of prosecution in her home country”.
Choi Soon-sil is accused of colluding with Park to pressure large South Korean businesses to contribute to non-profit foundations. Both Choi and Park have denied wrongdoing.
“After having reviewed the South Korean request for extradition thoroughly, it is our opinion all conditions for extradition in the Danish Extradition Act are met,” deputy director Mohammad Ahsan from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, said in a news release.
Chung now has three days to decide whether she will bring the decision from the public prosecutor before the Danish courts.
Her lawyer did not respond to a request for immediate comment, but told Reuters earlier this week they intended to appeal any potential extradition order. – Reuters