Friday, 6 January 2017

Chung Yoora refuses extradition, says she's "not going back to Korea"

Chung Yoora is being held in detention in Denmark and the independent counsel team investigating the corruption scandal hopes to bring her in soon as an important witness.  If this is delayed, prosecutors will be pressed for time in building up evidence, and may have to wrap up the investigation with many loose ends.

She said she would not refuse to be extradited if she is guaranteed to be able to stay with her child without detention while being investigated but prosecutors dismissed the proposal.  She changed her mind and said she would not go to Korea, also noting that being in the detention centre in Denmark is better than in Korea.

If Chung Yoora doesn't voluntarily return home and contests her extradition, it could be months to a year before she returns to Korea.  Her case could end up being similar to Yoo Seom Na (daughter of Yoo Byeong Eun, deceased owner of the Sewol ferry).  Investigators at the time also placed Yoo Seom Na on an Interpol Red Notice and invalidated her passport when she fled to France.  Yoo Seom Na has been fighting extradition from France for two years and eight months now.

Chung Yoora's return should happen as soon as possible as she can provide information to help the corruption scandal investigation and may pressure Choi Soon Sil into confessing. (Source)

Yeonhap News via Naver: [Breaking] Chung Yoora changes her mind about 'conditional agreement to return home'... 'I'm not going back to Korea'

1. [+31276, -490] She's treating the country like a joke huh

2. [+28657, -466] Invalidate her passport and catch her

3. [+22186, -415] Hoho.... this girl's crazy

4. [+19851, 482] Make the army and the NIS go and get her

5. [+8347, -187] ㅋㅋ How can there be such a crazy bitch like her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+5323, -103] Knew it... their family has a history of treating the citizens of this country as a bunch of pushovers

7. [+5178, -116] That bitch and that bitch's daughter

8. [+4205, -69] Says Denmark's detention centre is more comfortable ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Yeah since you've been living comfortably all this timeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+3996, -85] I knew she'd do this tsk tsk

10. [+3844, -63] Playing such a dirty game! Don't use your child as a shield


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