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Coming up on this Friday edition of Day Break,... for the first time under a constitutional government in Korea, an incumbent lawmaker has been arrested for allegedly plotting to topple the government. For the next month, leftist lawmaker Lee Seok-ki will be questioned by the spy agency and prosecutors.
Ending five months of severed lines, the two Koreas agree to reconnect their western military hotline later today, taking them a step closer to resuming operations at the joint Gaeseong Industrial Complex.
Plus,... speaking on the opening day of the G20 Summit in Russia, President Park Geun-hye emphasizes the need for policy coordination among G20 nations to achieve shared growth. Day Break begins now.
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You're watching Day Break on Friday, September 6th.
And I'm Choi You-sun in Seoul.
Title: Incumbent lawmaker arrested for sedition charges
We begin with the latest political scandal rocking the nation...
For the first time under a constitutional government here in Korea, an incumbent lawmaker has been arrested for conspiring to overthrow the government.
Yoo Li-an has more on the upcoming investigation of Representative Lee Seok-ki of the Unified Progressive Party. Judges on Thursday afternoon issued an arrest warrant for Representative Lee Seok-ki, giving the green light to a complete investigation by the National Intelligence Service.
He has since been taken to custody at a detention center in Suwon,.. south of Seoul, making it the very first time in Korea's modern history that an incumbent lawmaker has been arrested on treason charges.
Lee will now undergo an investigation at the spy agency's headquarters in Seoul that could run until September 14th.
At that time, he will be sent over to the prosecution, which will have to decide within 20 days whether to indict him.
In issuing the arrest warrant, the head judge at Suwon District Court said there was sufficient reason to believe Lee could have done the things he's accused of,... adding that Lee was a flight risk and raising the possibility that he may destroy evidence.
Representative Lee re-emphasized his innoncence at a warrant examination hearing earlier in the day at the Suwon District Court, and accused the spy agency of fabricating the conspiracy scandal.
He currently faces three main charges ... conspiring to stage a revolt with a group of North Korea sympathizers, plotting to disrupt South Korean systems, including key infrastructure such as communication lines and railways, and creating an organization benefiting North Korea... called the Revolutionary Organization, or RO, which reportedly consists of 1-hundred-30 members.
If both the spy agency and prosecution take the full allotment of time to investigate Lee, the court will make its first ruling early next month.
Yoo Li-an, Arirang News.
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