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Court rejects arrest warrant request for Samsung Electronics board chairman

All Headlines 23:23 September 11, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court on Tuesday rejected the prosecution's request for a warrant to arrest the chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who is suspected of hampering labor union activities at its after-sales services unit.

The Seoul Central District Court cited a lack of evidence that Lee Sang-hoon was involved in the alleged wrongdoing, while noting that there is little concern that he could destroy evidence.

Lee is purported to have engaged in a scheme to sabotage labor union efforts by Samsung Electronics Service employees in 2013. He was the head of the tech firm's management division when the union was being set up.

Lee has denied any wrongdoing.

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