Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye (center) is transferred in a car from Seoul to a detention house in Gyeonggi province, South Korea, on March 31, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] Top court of South Korea upholds 20-year prison term for ex-president Park Geun-hye, according to Yonhap. Park was arrested in 2017 as a Seoul court approved the request from prosecutors following her impeachment over a corruption scandal embroiling her. Park became the third South Korean former leader to be taken into custody. The country's first female president became the first leader to be ousted through impeachment.