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S. Korean Captain Sentenced to 36 Years in Ferry Disaster

The captain who abandoned a doomed South Korean ferry when it capsized in April has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. A court found him and members of his crew negligent but not responsible for causing the deaths of 300 passengers, most of them students. Captain Lee Joon-seok will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Prosecutors had wanted the 68-year-old to face the death penalty, but judges at the court in the city of Gwangju ruled there was not enough evidence to prove...

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