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ROK sentences Chinese captain to 30 years in jail

(People's Daily Online)

14:59, April 19, 2012

The South Korean police detained the Chinese captain Cheng Dawei in December, 2011. (Xinhua/ File photo)

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

Beijing, April 19 (People's Daily Online)-- A South Korean local court Thursday sentenced the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel to 30 years in prison for killing a South Korean coast guard officer last year.

The court of Incheon city, sentenced Cheng Dawei, captain of Chinese fishing boat “Luwenyu” to 30 years in jail. It also handed down a fine of 20 million won (17,738 U.S. dollars) to Cheng.

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wende at 2012-04-1971.251.46.*
China's embassy should give legal protection to insure boat captain's right. What were the circumstances for the killing? Was the captain provoked? Was the captain's life in danger at that moment?

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