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South Korea's Moon pardons former President Park Geun-hye

Nation has a history of punishing and pardoning former presidents

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul in May 2017.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday pardoned his disgraced predecessor Park Geun-hye for the sake of national "harmony," just months before a presidential election in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

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