South Korean leftist MP formally arrested on charges of plotting revolt
SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean leftist lawmaker was formally arrested on Thursday on charges of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea.
The move came a day after Parliament voted to approve the arrest of United Progressive Party (UPP) legislator Lee Seok Ki, and he was taken into temporary detention.
On Thursday he was formally arrested by prosecutors.
Television showed Lee shouting "Sedition charges were fabricated!" as security agents escorted him to a van, surrounded by a crowd of journalists.