FOUR SEWOL CREW CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

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SEOUL: The captain and three other crew members of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month were indicted on Thursday on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence, a prosecutor said. Under South Korean criminal law, Captain Lee Joon-Seok, two navigators and a chief engineer could be handed the death sentence if convicted, although that penalty is very unlikely to be carried out. “The four were indicted on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence”, senior prosecutor Yang Jong-Jin, who is also spokesman for the prosecution, told Agence France-Presse.

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