• 15-year jail term demanded for US envoy’s attacker


    SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors on Thursday demanded a 15-year jail sentence for a nationalist activist who injured the US Ambassador to Seoul in a knife attack last March. Kim Ki-Jong, 56, has been charged with attempted murder for his assault on Mark Lippert at a breakfast function in Seoul that left the ambassador needing 80 stitches for a deep gash on his cheek. He has also been charged with promoting North Korea in breach of South Korea’s strict National Security Law that bans any act seen as aiding North Korea or promoting its ideology.



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