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South Korea deports two murder suspects back to North Korea

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korea has deported two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 fellow crew members, including the boat's captain, before fleeing to South Korean waters.The deportees are the first North Koreans to be returned from South Korea to the North since the end of the Korean War in 1953, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry."Heinous criminals cannot be recognized as refugees under international law. (The government), following consultation with government departments, decided to deport them," said ministry spokesman Lee Sang-min.South Korea's navy captured the two North Koreans, both aged in their 20s, in waters off the Korean peninsula on November 2, Lee said.According to South Korean investigators, the two ...
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