People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA
People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: South Korea arrests Shincheonji church leader for stalling virus containment efforts

  • Lee Man-hee, 88, is accused of embezzlement and ordering church officials to hide followers’ identities, hampering contact tracing by health authorities
  • The secretive religious sect was a hotbed of Covid-19 infection during the early stages of South Korea’s outbreak back in February

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA
People watch a news broadcast of Lee Man-hee, the founder and leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, at a railway station in Seoul in March. Photo: EPA
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