Court arraigns Samsung Electronics board chairman to decide on arrest warrant

By Yonhap
  • Published : Sept 11, 2018 - 11:13
  • Updated : Sept 11, 2018 - 11:13

The Seoul Central District Court arraigned the chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors on Tuesday to determine whether to issue an arrest warrant for him on charges of hampering labor union activities at its after-sales services unit.

Prosecutors sought the arrest warrant for Lee Sang-hoon last Friday on charges of violating labor and trade union laws. 


Lee, 63, is accused of engaging 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 labor union was being set up.

Lee has denied any wrongdoing.

On his arrival at the court, Lee didn't answer questions from reporters.

The court is expected to decide whether to issue a warrant for him late Tuesday or early Wednesday. (Yonhap)