Thursday, June 24, 2010

Two North Koreans to be sentenced in Seoul

A South Korean court now has to decide what to do with two North Korean spies. The two men, who arrived in Seoul last year posing as North Korean defectors, later admitted they had actually been sent by Pyongyang to assassinate Hwang Jang-yop, a prominent North Korean defector.

During the court hearing in Seoul this week, it was revealed that Hwang was the primary target for the North Korean agents, one of whom declined to speak at the hearing, while the other begged for leniency, saying he wanted to spend the rest of his life in the South.

Prosecutors have asked for a 15 year sentence for both.

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