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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong facing South Korea arrest

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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Group, arrives at the office of the Independent Counsel for questioning in Seoul, South Korea, 13 February 2017: Seoul Central District Court has approved the arrest of Samsung's heir apparent, Lee Jae-yong © EPA Seoul Central District Court has approved the arrest of Samsung's heir apparent, Lee Jae-yong

EPA Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Group, arrives at the office of the Independent Counsel for questioning in Seoul, South Korea, 13 February 2017 Seoul Central District Court has approved the arrest of Samsung's heir apparent, Lee Jae-yong 1

A court in South Korea has approved the arrest of Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, accused of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.

The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of the country's President Park Geung-hye.

Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park, in exchange for government favours.

Seoul Central District Court's decision is likely to shock the business world.

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