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FILE - Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak appears for his first trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. South Korean prosecutors granted Lee a temporary release from prison over health concerns Tuesday, June 28, 2022, after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence handed down for corruption.

FILE - Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, leaves the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 15, 2018. South Korean prosecutors granted Lee a temporary release from prison over health concerns Tuesday, June 28, 2022, after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence handed down for corruption.

FILE - Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak appears for his first trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. South Korean prosecutors granted Lee a temporary release from prison over health concerns Tuesday, June 28, 2022, after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence handed down for corruption.

FILE - Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, leaves the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 15, 2018. South Korean prosecutors granted Lee a temporary release from prison over health concerns Tuesday, June 28, 2022, after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence handed down for corruption.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors granted former President Lee Myung-bak a temporary release from prison over health concerns Tuesday after he served less than three years of a 17-year sentence handed down for corruption.

The 80-year-old could return to prison after the three-month furlough, barring further health setbacks, but it's also possible he could be pardoned before then by President Yoon Suk Yeol, a fellow conservative who recently expressed reluctance to keep Lee behind bars.

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