UPP lawmaker Lee Seok-ki faces arrest on sedition charges
The Suwon District Court is now deciding on whether to issue the arrest warrant for lawmaker Lee Seok-ki.
Lee is currently being held at a police station in Suwon, where he is awaiting the decision, which is expected by late Thursday at around 9 p.m. Korea time.
The lawmaker is facing three main charges by the National Intelligence Service.
They are: 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 benefitting North Korea called the Revolutionary Organization.
Lee denies all the charges.
The main evidence against Lee -- an audio recording of a meeting of the RO in May -- was submitted to the court by the spy agency.
Lee's lawyers have argued, however, that the spy agency pieced parts of the recording together to distort Lee's intentions and that the contents do not provide enough details to support the charges against Lee.
Yoo Li-an, Arirang News.
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