Arrest warrant denial of DP's Lee sparks controversy
“One can’t but wonder if political consideration was made in a judiciary decision to state that there is no possibility of destroying or tampering with evidence just because the person is the leader of a political party,” a prosecutor said.
Court rejects arrest warrant request for DP chief
In his decision to dismiss the arrest warrant request against Lee early Wednesday, Judge Yoo Chang-hoon said that prosecutors appeared to lack direct evidence of Lee being involved in several high-profile development scandals.
DP elects new floor leader as party chief appears in court
Democratic Party (DP) leader Lee Jae-myung appeared at Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday morning to attend a hearing on an arrest warrant request filed by prosecutors accusing him of corruption charges.
DP at crossroads before leader’s arrest hearing
Democratic Party (DP) leader Lee Jae-myung is expected to attend his closely watched arrest warrant hearing at Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday morning, according to party officials.
Leadership void at Supreme Court as politics stall appointment
The vacuum in the country's top court position comes amid delays in the appointment process for the chief justice nominee, Lee Gyun-ryong, who was tapped to the post by President Yoon Suk Yeol last month after the DP floor leadership resigned.
DP chief Lee breaks hunger strike before arrest hearing
Democratic Party (DP) leader Lee Jae-myung ended his 24-day hunger strike on Saturday, ahead of his arrest warrant hearing scheduled for Tuesday, according to party officials.
Lee Jae-myung refuses to step down, arrest warrant hearing to be held Tuesday
Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party, will not step down despite an upcoming arrest warrant hearing for corruption charges. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, and a decision is expected to be reached that night or early Wednesday.
National Assembly Station sealed off as DP supporters attempt to enter Assembly
Protesters were making an attempt to enter the parliamentary grounds through the subway station following the announcement that legislators had voted in favor of the arrest warrant motion against Lee as the main entrance was closed.
National Assembly clears way for DP leader's arrest
In a historic first, the National Assembly passed a motion to allow the arrest of Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung during a heated plenary session on Thursday afternoon.
First no-confidence motion against prime minister passes
The National Assembly passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Han Duck-soo during a plenary session on Thursday afternoon.