South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested

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South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down.

Being taken into custody is a dramatic step in the disgrace of South Korea's first woman president, and was a key demand of the millions of people who took to the streets to protest against her as the scandal engulfed her leadership last year.

Choi Soon-Sil, Park's secret confidante at the heart of the scandal, is already on trial for forcing top local firms including tech giant Samsung to "donate" nearly $70 million to non-profit foundations which she allegedly used for personal gain.

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