Why Park Geun-hye?

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                              I cannot answer about South Korea’s justice system, but to lay the
charges that have been given to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye with flimsy to
basically no real evidence (and no reliable testimony) would mean that an American court would
dismiss the whole case. The evidence as it is remains a PC and people who have said that the
now convicted person in question, Choi Soon-shil, had extorted money and favors from people in
the name of Park Geun-hye. Just because some person in high position may say they are doing it
in the name of a friend does not mean the friend is involved. Like everything else this has to be
proven in court. If there is any additional evidence against Park, why has it not been
released to the public? While not exactly supporting Park Geun-hye, I find the whole case baffling
and troubling. It is beginning to look like a cover-up to get her out of the way. Also, to demand
that Park be given 30 years in prison is not only unduly harsh but simply does not fit the crime.
Murderers and rapists in South Korea do not get this long in prison for the most part. Until anything
can be produced to prove that she is guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, I have to say that she
is completely innocent. But it seems that in the current climate of leftist politics in South Korea, 
she stands no real chance of being freed or getting a fair trial. And while I am on this, I should
warn Lee Myung-bak that his head is soon to be on the chopping block. The political left are
taking down Mr. Lee’s associates and are not hiding hints that they want to take Lee down too.