South Korean court to allow live broadcast of Park verdict

A South Korean court says it'll allow a live broadcast of the verdict Friday at the trial of disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye.

Park was arrested last year on a slew of corruption charges after being removed from office following months of huge rallies calling for her ouster. Prosecutors are demanding a 30-year prison term if the court finds her guilty.

The Seoul Central District Court said Tuesday it decided to allow the hearing to be televised live in consideration of public interests.

Park has boycotted court sessions since last October and it's unlikely she'll attend for the verdict.

Among the key charges are that she colluded with a longtime confidante to take tens of millions of dollars from companies in bribes and extortion.