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Deportation of North Koreans Suspected in 16 Deaths Raises Questions in South

In this photo provided by the Unification Ministry, an unidentified North Korean fisherman, center, crosses the borderline at…

Human rights groups, lawyers and former defectors are criticizing South Korea’s decision to return two North Korean fishermen who are suspected of killing 16 of their colleagues and then fleeing to the South.

The two men were captured late last week after their squid fishing boat crossed the eastern sea border separating North and South Korea, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry. The two confessed that they and another man killed the captain and then 15 other crew members.

South Korea rejected the men’s request for defector status on the grounds they are “heinous criminals” and returned them to North Korea through the read more >>>

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