Daughter of Korean ferry tycoon detained in France; extradition could take months
Published on May 28, 2014 10:08 PM
PARIS (AFP) - The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month's ferry disaster was detained in custody in France on Wednesday pending extradition proceedings.
Judicial sources said a judge had decided against releasing Yoo Som Na, 47, on bail following her arrest on Tuesday under an international arrest warrant.
Korean authorities want to talk to her in connection with their investigation into a sinking that claimed around 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.
A decision on whether Yoo should be extradited is likely to take months as French authorities will have to satisfy themselves that there is a legitimate basis for the request.
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