The leader of South Korea’s political opposition has been stabbed at a news conference in the southern port city of Busan.

Lee Jae-myung, who narrowly lost the 2022 presidential elections, was stabbed in the neck by a 50s or 60s man. He sustained a 1cm laceration and was treated in the hospital.

South Korean President Lee’s Democratic Party of Korea has condemned a recent attack on a South Korean parliamentarian, stating that he suffered a “jugular vein injury” and will undergo surgery.

South Korean politician Lee has been indicted on corruption and breach of trust charges, accusing him of allowing private developers to profit illegally from a property project. Prosecutors are still investigating him on other corruption cases.