South Korea opposition leader hospitalised after hunger strike

Rescue workers move South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung from his office at the National Assembly in Seoul to a nearby hospital due to deteriorating health conditions on the 19th day of his hunger strike. – EPA pic, September 18, 2023.

SOUTH Korea’s main opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was hospitalised today after 19 days on hunger strike to protest against government policies, his party said.

Hours after he was transferred to hospital, prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for him over corruption allegations.

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