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South Korean reporters could face legal steps in Denmark

  • South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, in custody after her court hearing Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.  South Korean authorities are understood to be working to get Chung Yoo-ra returned home in connection with an alleged corruption scandal. (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT

    South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, in custody after her court hearing Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark. South Korean authorities are understood to be working to get Chung Yoo-ra returned home in connection with an alleged corruption scandal. (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, in custody after her court hearing Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.  South Korean authorities are understood to be working to get Chung Yoo-ra returned home in connection with an alleged corruption scandal. (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT

    South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, in custody after her court hearing Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark. South Korean authorities are understood to be working to get Chung Yoo-ra returned home in connection with an alleged corruption scandal. (Rene Schutze/Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Sept. 20, 2014, South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, competes during the equestrian dressage team competition for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors said Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, Chung has been arrested in Denmark and authorities are working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal. (Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via AP)

    In this photo taken on Sept. 20, 2014, South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, competes during the equestrian dressage team competition for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors said Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, Chung has been arrested in Denmark and authorities are working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal. (Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A northern Denmark judge says she is strongly considering taking legal steps against South Korean journalists for violating Danish law by filming inside a courtroom the daughter of the impeached South Korean president's confidante during a detention hearing.

Malene Urup says South Korean reporters filmed and spoke to Yoora Chung on Sunday, hours after her arrest on an international warrant. The interviews eventually were posted on South Korean news media's websites.

Urup told The Associated Press on Wednesday that reporters were informed in Danish and English "several times" about the ban and asked to delete the videos.

Urup said that she hadn't decided when or how many would be reported to the police for violating Danish law, adding "we take this very seriously." The penalty if convicted is a fine.