South Korean Opposition Leader Lee Jae-myung to Be Discharged from Hospital Following Stabbing

Seoul, South Korea - Lee Jae-myung, the leader of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) in South Korea, is set to be discharged from Seoul National University Hospital on Wednesday. This development comes eight days after he was victim to a stabbing attack.

According to Yonhap News Agency, a DP official, Lee has recovered sufficiently to leave the hospital. Kwon stated, "Lee will return home and continue his treatment there for the time being." The opposition leader was stabbed in the neck by a man in his 60s during a visit to Busan, a southeastern port city in South Korea, on January 2. The attacker, who had posed as an autograph-seeker, was arrested immediately at the scene.

Following the incident, Lee was airlifted to Seoul and underwent surgery for a laceration in a major vein in his neck. The motive behind the attack is currently under investigation.

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