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South Korean prosecutors step up probes of Moon-era leadership

Opposition party jittery over scope of investigations

South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung, left, meets former President Moon Jae-in in late August after he was elected chairman of the Democratic Party. (Yonhap)

SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors are in hot pursuit of big political targets, investigating opposition heavyweights who served in the administration of former President Moon Jae-in.

Prosecutors have arrested a former defense minister over an incident in which a South Korean civil servant was killed by North Korea near the two countries' disputed sea boundary in 2020.

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