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Three lawmakers arrested over corruption charges

Three out of five lawmakers wanted on corruption and election law violation charges were arrested late Thursday minutes before the National Assembly was called into an extra session at midnight that would have given them immunity from arrest. The lawmakers who were arrested are main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy representative Kim Jae-yun and ruling Saenuri Party representatives Cho Hyun-yong and Park Sang-eun. However, a local court rejected the prosecution's request to arrest two other lawmakers from the main opposition party. Kim Jae-yun is charged with taking up to around 50-thousand U.S. dollars in bribes from the head of a Seoul vocational school...