Seoul: South Korea deported two North Koreans after studying that they killed 16 fellow crewmembers on their fishing boat and fled to Seoul, the Unification Ministry stated right here on Thursday.
The 2 of their 20s have been despatched again to the North at round 3.10 p.m. by way of the truce village of Panmunjom, 5 days after they have been captured close to the Northern Restrict Line sea border within the East Sea, Yonhap Information Company reported citing the Ministry as saying.
“We decided to deport them after determining that accepting them to our society could pose a threat to the lives and safety of our people and that such criminals cannot be recognized as refugees under international law,” Lee Sang-min, the Ministry spokesperson, advised the media right here.
The federal government has additionally deliberate to ship again the fishing boat of the North Koreans, Lee added.
Throughout investigation, the North Koreans confessed that they and one other crew member first killed the captain of the fishing boat in October out of anger over his harsh remedy earlier than killing the opposite protesting crewmembers one after the other later, based on officers.
They have been additionally quoted as saying that every one the our bodies have been dumped overboard.
This marks the South’s first deportation of North Koreans by way of Panmunjom.