S. Korea spy agency probe small opposition party for alleged insurgency plot
SEOUL (AP) - South Korea's spy agency arrested three members of a small opposition party on Wednesday for allegedly plotting an insurgency to overthrow the government with their party colleagues, party officials said.
National Intelligence Service officials confirmed the arrests of the United Progressive Party members and raided the offices of unidentified party officials, but did not say how many were taken into custody.
The officials spoke on of condition of anonymity citing department rules and refused to give more details.
Party spokesman Lee Soo Jung denied the party, which has six lawmakers in the 298-seat parliament, was planning any insurgency. She said that in addition to the three arrests, 10 party officials' offices and houses were raided by spy agency staff on Wednesday.