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Captain of Capsized S. Korea Ferry Found Guilty - 28 Apr 2015 - Sort by:
Captain of Capsized S. Korea Ferry Found Guilty - 28 Apr 2015
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

Prosecutors who had originally sought a homicide conviction for ferry captain Lee Joon-seok appealed against a decision by a lower court in November that found him guilty of negligence and sentenced him to 36 years jail.

Defense lawyers for Lee had also lodged an appeal against the severity of that earlier sentence but their appeal was rejected by the Gwangju High Court, which...
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28 Apr. 2015
Judges sit to preside over verdicts of the sunken South... more
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28 Apr. 2015
Gwangju, South Korea
Judges sit to preside over verdicts of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju High Court in Gwangju, South Korea, April 28, 2015. A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool)
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28 Apr. 2015
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean... more
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5 Apr. 2015
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26 Nov. 2014
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26 Nov. 2014
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26 Nov. 2014
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27 Oct. 2014
Portraits of students who died in the mid-April Sewol... more
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10 Jun. 2014
The mother of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol cries... more
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2 May. 2014
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15 May. 2014
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2 May. 2014
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29 Apr. 2014
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29 Apr. 2014
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29 Apr. 2014
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26 Apr. 2014
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25 Apr. 2014
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25 Apr. 2014
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25 Apr. 2014
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25 Apr. 2014
A family member of a victim onboard the capsized Sewol... more
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23 Apr. 2014
A woman pays tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group... more
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24 Apr. 2014
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23 Apr. 2014
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22 Apr. 2014
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21 Apr. 2014
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22 Apr. 2014
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20 Apr. 2014
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20 Apr. 2014
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19 Apr. 2014
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17 Apr. 2014
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17 Apr. 2014
Family members of missing passengers who were on a... more
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16 Apr. 2014
The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry... more
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16 Apr. 2014
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16 Apr. 2014
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16 Apr. 2014
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