Updated: 02/17/2014 15:38 | By Agence France-Presse

South Korean MP sentenced to 12 years for treason

A South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison after a rare treason trial in which he was charged with plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea.


Prosecutors had demanded 20 years for Lee Seok-Ki, 52, who was tried along with six other members of his left-wing United Progressive Party.

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