Parliament to handle arrest request for Rep. Lee Seok-ki next week
The National Assembly is expected to handle a district court's request to arrest United Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Seok-ki, who has been charged with conspiring to start an armed rebellion.
The National Intelligence Service has accused Lee and three other UPP members of planning to start an armed revolt, in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula.
The plan involves an attack on key infrastructure in the South.
The spy agency on Friday said it has a recording of a meeting in May in which Lee is heard discussing the plan.
Four members of the UPP have been detained, including Lee, who has denied all of the charges.
The request to arrest the lawmaker has been submitted through the Ministry of Justice to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Once the request is approved by the president, it will be forwarded to the National Assembly, which will then have 72 hours to vote on it.
Lawmakers are immune from arrest while the National Assembly is in session unless the arrest is approved by parliament.
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