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Key figure in fake evidence scandal nabbed

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A key figure in the snowballing case of alleged evidence forgery framing a North Korean defector for espionage was put under arrest by prosecutors Wednesday, prosecution officials said. The 61-year-old Kim, an ethnic Korean with Chinese nationality, is suspected of forging the evidence, including documents purporting to be the defector's immigration records, and handing it over to the state intelligence agency.

(Yonhap Interview) N. Korean defector denies spy charges against him

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean defector involved in a snowballing espionage case flatly denied the charges against him on Wednesday, saying the prosecution should take responsibility for submitting a fake document to the court in a bid to have him framed. Yoo Woo-Seong, a 34-year-old who defected to the South in 2004, has been accused by South Korean prosecutors and the state intelligence agency of carrying out espionage activities for the North's Reconnaissance General Bureau.

S. Korea spy chief takes heat in forged spy case

South Korea's spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been accused of forging documents -- including Chinese border control records -- to build a spying case against a former Seoul City official who escaped to South Korea from North Korea in 2004. China has confirmed that the documents were not authentic, forcing the NIS to deny allegations that it was behind the forgery.

Calls grow for spy chief's resignation

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's spy chief Nam Jae-joon came under growing pressure Wednesday to take responsibility for a scandal surrounding his agency's alleged fabrication of evidence in an espionage case. Calls for Nam's resignation have mostly come from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), but the snowballing scandal has prompted some members of the ruling Saenuri Party to also demand accountability from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief.

Key figure in fake evidence scandal nabbed

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A key figure in the snowballing case of alleged evidence forgery framing a North Korean defector for espionage was put under arrest by prosecutors Wednesday, prosecution officials said. The 61-year-old Kim, an ethnic Korean with Chinese nationality, is suspected of forging the evidence, including documents purporting to be the defector's immigration records, and handing it over to the state intelligence agency.

Prosecution vets spy agency over alleged evidence faking

SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday they are closely analyzing documents seized from the state intelligence agency over suspicions that it was involved in fabricating evidence to charge a high-profile North Korean defector with espionage. Prosecutors on Monday swooped down on the National Intelligence Service (NIS) headquarters in Naegok-dong, on the southern edge of Seoul, as the investigation into the snowballing scandal involving Yoo Woo-seong, a former Seoul city government official, has been picking up speed.

Opposition party steps up attacks over fake evidence scandal

SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) stepped up its demands Tuesday for a special counsel probe into the state spy agency's alleged involvement in fabricating evidence in an espionage case. The demands come amid allegations that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) submitted forged documents to the prosecution to frame a North Korean defector who worked for the Seoul municipal government with espionage.

Prosecution vets spy agency over alleged evidence faking

SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday they are closely analyzing documents seized from the state intelligence agency over suspicions that it was involved in fabricating evidence to charge a high-profile North Korean defector with espionage. Prosecutors on Monday swooped down on the National Intelligence Service (NIS) headquarters in Naegok-dong, on the southern edge of Seoul, as the investigation into the snowballing scandal involving Yoo Woo-seong, a former Seoul city government official, has been picking up speed.

Prosecution raids spy agency over fake evidence scandal

SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Monday raided the headquarters of the state spy agency as part of their ongoing investigation into allegations that it was involved in fabricating evidence to charge a high-profile North Korean defector with espionage. This marks the third time that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been raided by the prosecution as the probe into the snowballing scandal involving Yoo Woo-seong, a former Seoul city government official, has been picking up speed.

Prosecution raids spy agency over fake evidence scandal

SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors on Monday raided the headquarters of the state spy agency as part of their ongoing investigation into allegations that it was involved in fabricating evidence to charge a high-profile North Korean defector with espionage.
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