In a Blow to Prosecutor, South Korean Court Blocks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader

Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, leaving court in Seoul on Wednesday. Credit Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Thursday blocked a prosecutor’s attempt to arrest Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, saying there was not enough evidence that Mr. Lee had bribed President Park Geun-hye, in a scandal that led to her impeachment.

A justice on the Central District Court in Seoul, Cho Eui-yeon, rejected the prosecutor’s request to issue an arrest warrant, saying said it was “difficult to recognize the need” to incarcerate Mr. Lee.

Mr. Lee, a third-generation scion and vice chairman of Samsung, one of the world’s biggest conglomerates, was immediately released from a detention center outside Seoul, where he had been waiting for the court to decide whether he should be formally arrested.

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Tham nhũng: Không chỉ là “thụt két”

  • 17.12.2016, 06:13

TTCT – Việc Tổng thống Hàn Quốc Park Geun Hye chừng nào phải ra khỏi dinh “Nhà Xanh” chỉ là “chuyện vặt” bên cạnh câu chuyện làm sao truất phế được một tổng thống đương quyền. 

Tham nhũng: Không chỉ là “thụt két”
Người dân Hàn Quốc biểu tình đòi bà Park từ chức

Cũng thế là việc đương kim chủ tịch Quỹ Tiền tệ quốc tế (IMF) Christine Lagarde bị triệu tập ra tòa ở Pháp vì cáo buộc “phạm tội do bất cẩn” khi còn làm bộ trưởng tài chính… Tiếp tục đọc “Tham nhũng: Không chỉ là “thụt két””

North Korea’s Kim guides special operations drill targeting Blue House

Reuters Dec 12, 2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided a special operations drill targeting the South, the North’s media reported on Sunday, as rival South Korea remained on alert for any attempt by the North to take advantage of political turmoil in the South.

The North’s KCNA state news agency report did not say when North Korean forces conducted the combat exercise, nor did it mention the South Korean parliament’s vote on Friday to impeach its president, Park Geun-hye. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea’s Kim guides special operations drill targeting Blue House”

Park impeachment filed as South Koreans step up protest

aljazeera Dec.4, 2016

Park impeachment filed as South Koreans step up protest

Up to 1.7 million people gather in Seoul in what is called the largest-ever mass protest in South Korea’s history.

 Park Geun-hye, the largest-ever mass gathering in the country’s history.

It was the sixth straight weekend that massive crowds gathered in the capital, Seoul, to force Park out of office, as the country’s three opposition parties introduced an impeachment bill in parliament.

Protest organisers told Al Jazeera the number of demonstrators swelled to 1.7 million as of 13:00 GMT on Saturday, surpassing last weekend’s 1.5 million people.
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