N. Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges

N. Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges

Officials in South Korea have denied they were involved in espionage and demanded they be released.



By (AP)

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 3:39 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Pyongyang — North Korea’s Supreme Court has convicted two South Koreans on state subversion charges and sentenced them to life in prison with labour.

The sentences for Kim Kuk-gi and Choe Chun-gil were handed down on Tuesday after they were found guilty of spying for South Korea. Officials in South Korea have denied they were involved in espionage and demanded they be released.

North Korea presented the two before reporters in March and said they had been taken into custody last September and December.

Under North Korean law, the sentences are final and cannot be appealed. 


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