south Korean authorities have on Saturday arrested the leader of a religious sect, related to the country's largest outbreak of the coronavirus.
There is talk about the 89-year-old religious leader Lee Man-hee. He stands at the head of Jesuskirken Shincheonji in the southern city of Daegu.
The christian sect, be connected to more than 5200 smittetilfælde with the coronavirus, which is equivalent to 36 percent of all cases in south Korea.
Lee Man-hee is suspected to have withheld important information from the authorities in relation to smitteopsporing and to have committed several other breaches of the law.
Prosecutors claim that the 89-year-old Lee Man-hee has collaborated with other sektledere to withhold information for the authorities, since the outbreak was at its highest among the 200.000 followers.
According to prosecutors, Lee has hidden the details of the members of the church and their meeting places, while the authorities tried to track down smittekæder away.
It writes the south Korean news agency Yonhap.
The religious leader has previously described coronavirusset as 'devil's work', which is set in the world in order to stop the cult's growth.
the 89-year-old Lee is also suspected in the church to have committed embezzlement of around 5.6 billion south Korean won.
This corresponds to around 30 million Danish crowns.
the Money he had allegedly used to build a refugium.
the Sect said in a press release that Lee was concerned about the government's requirement to obtain members ' personal information, but that he never tried to hide anything.
Lee Man-hee was arrested immediately after a court in Suwon District approved an arrest warrant against him.
The religious leader was already back in march accused of not wanting to cooperate with the authorities, but he has only been arrested now.
the Same month, he took the blame for to be responsible for the massespredningen of the virus in south Korea.
He gave a public apology to the south Korean people.