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S. Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for sunken ferry's captain

2014-10-30 15:25:32       source:NISCSS

October 27, 2014


"South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded a death penalty for the captain of sunken Sewol ferry, who has been strongly criticized for abandoning passengers and among the first to be rescued.


The Gwangju District Prosecutors' Office sought the capital punishment for 69-year-old Lee Joon-seok on charges of leading more than 300 people, mostly high-school students, to death as he did nothing to rescue the passengers while the ill-fated ship capsized and sank off the southwestern coast on April 16."


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