Skip to comments.Leftist lawmaker gets 12-year prison term for rebellion plot
Posted on 02/17/2014 12:31:44 AM PST by AdmSmith
SUWON, South Korea, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- In a landmark ruling, a district court Monday sentenced a left-wing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an armed rebellion against the South Korean government in case of an inter-Korean war.
Rep. Lee Seok-ki, affiliated with the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party (UPP), was found guilty of conspiring with members of a clandestine organization to topple the Seoul government if a war with North Korea broke out.
The Suwon District Court in Suwon, south of Seoul, also stripped the 52-year-old legislator of his civic rights, such as suffrage, for 10 years following his eventual release from prison.
It is the first time that a sitting member of parliament was convicted of the rare charges of plotting an armed uprising to overthrow a democratically elected government.
Court documents showed that Lee talked with about 130 other members of the secret underground organization, Revolutionary Organization (RO), during late-night secret meetings in central Seoul last May about blowing up key infrastructure in South Korea, including communication lines and railways.
Past military-backed governments used insurgency charges to suppress political dissidents. However, there have been no indictments over insurgency plots or other similar anti-government charges in recent years since democratically elected leaders replaced the country's past military dictators.
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Heating up in Korea.
Death penalty would be proper
> 12 years in prison
He’ll live better than the average North Korean.
There have been spies in south Korea since the war.
Special note to how the member of a progressive party favored regressive communism. Witth the left, always the opposite
I see that the So. Koreans have their domestic enemies as well. Funny that they’re leftist. Seems to be a trend.
This kind of crap bothers me.
Just like the Red Army Faction back in the 70's in West Germany.
You want Communism?
Fine, it is Literally right next door!
Go live there.
But they won't because they want to be in charge of Communist West Germany.
Why can’t we get lucky with our leftist law-less makers?
I don’t think they have the death penalty. I guess they are a bit like the Europeans in that regard.
All they have to do is go to the DMZ, visit the hut where negotiations are done and walk over the line in the center of the room