South KoreaMain opposition leader Lee Jae-ming was sent to hospital today for emergency treatment after days on hunger strike to protest government policies. Prosecutors are asking a judge to issue an arrest warrant for him on corruption charges.
South Korea’s “Mango”Democratic Party(DPK) leader and former presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung began a hunger strike on August 31, criticizing the government’s mismanagement of the economy, threats to media freedom, and failure to protest Japan’s release of Fukushima nuclear treatment effluent. of.
The Democratic Party of Korea said Lee Jae-myung was sent to a hospital for treatment after leaving the National Assembly in Seoul this morning due to dehydration and dizziness.
Kim Gi-hyeon, leader of South Korea’s ruling People’s Power Party, urged Lee to end his hunger strike and said he was ready to negotiate with opposition leaders on policy issues.
Hours after Li Zaiming was sent to the hospital, prosecutors said they had requested an arrest warrant for Li Zaiming as part of their investigation into the development case and bribery allegations.
Prosecutors said that when Lee Jae-myung was mayor of Seongnam city, he was charged with dereliction of duty over a 20 billion won loss caused by the Seongnam Development Corporation.
Prosecutors also accused Li Zaming of accepting bribes from a company that illegally transferred US$8 million of fundsNorth Korea,
Lee Jae-myung has denied any wrongdoing and described the allegations as “fictitious” and a “political conspiracy”.
The Seoul court has asked the 300-seat South Korean National Assembly, dominated by the Democratic Party of Korea, to review the prosecutor’s request to waive Lee Jae-myung’s immunity from arrest.
Lee Jae-myung lost the 2022 presidential election to former Attorney General Yoon Suk Yeol by a margin of 0.7%.
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