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Lawyer: Chief Engineer of ‘Sewol’ Overcome by Fear and Panic

The chief engineer of the doomed Sewol ferry who was jailed for 30 years for leaving behind two injured crewmates believed they were dead and had acted in “a state of extreme fear and panic,” his lawyer told a South Korean appeals court on Tuesday. Defense lawyers for the 15 surviving crew members of the ferry that capsized last April, killing 304 people, have appealed their convictions that led to prison terms ranging from five to 36 years. The ship's chief engineer was convicted...

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