” Lee Seok-ki is Sentenced in a `South Korean’ court under a `Rare Treason Trial’ to Twelve Years in Prison”

#AceWorldNews says according to latest reports a South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison, AFP reported.

A rare treason trial saw Lee Seok-ki, 52, convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors had demanded 20 years for the MP, who was tried along with six other members of his left-wing United Progressive Party.

They were sentenced to terms ranging from four to 12 years. Lee was the first member of the National Assembly to face treason charges since the country’s transformation from a military-backed autocracy to a fully-fledged democracy in the 1980’s.

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Egypt: ” Ninety Eight Percentage Voter’s Back New Military-Backed Constitution”

#AceWorldNews says More than 98 percent of Egypt’s voters have approved a new, military-backed constitution, said the country’s High Election Commission on Saturday. 38.6 percent of the country’s more than 53 million eligible voters participated in the referendum on the constitution. The approved constitution will replace the one signed into law by Mohamed Morsi, the former Islamist president. Morsi was overthrown in a military coup in July last year. The Muslim Brotherhood movement that backed the former president had called for a boycott of the two-day vote and to stage anti-government protests.

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