Py­ongyang sen­tences two South Korean de­tainees to life

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Py­ongyang: North Korea sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment two de­tained South Kore­ans ac­cused of spy­ing for Seoul’s in­tel­li­gence agency. North Korean author­i­ties claimed that Kim Guk-gi and Choe Chun-gil were spies sent by South Korea’s Na­tional In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice to Py­ongyang to pry into the coun­try’s state and mil­i­tary se­crets. “The North’s supreme court held a court ses­sion for the two South Kore­ans who were ar­rested for sus­pected spy­ing for the US and the South,” state-run, Korean Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion said. “Kim and Choe were sen­tenced to hard labour for life on charges of spy­ing.” The two were among four South Kore­ans de­tained in North Korea, in­clud­ing mis­sion­ary Kim Jung-wook and Joo Won­moon, a 21-year-old South Korean stu­dent with a US green card.

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