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A DPRK Poacher Received a Sentence for Attacking Border Guards in Primorye

A DPRK Poacher Received a Sentence for Attacking Border Guards in Primorye
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The Nakhodka City Court delivered its first sentence to a North Korean poacher who attacked border guards in Primorye last year. He will spend four years in a penal colony.

According to the agency "Interfax ", the verdict was pronounced under article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In addition to the already convicted fisherman, 16 more poachers are in custody. According to the prosecutor’s office, the indictment was approved by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Dmitry Demeshin.

For two, the investigation is completed. They are accused of using life-threatening violence against a government official. Court hearings are scheduled for September 15 and 16 of this year. In the case of one of the accused, the meeting was postponed, according to the court’s card index, due to the failure to appear at the meeting of the victim. The remaining 14 fishermen, the investigation of which has not yet been completed, are charged with assault on the lives of law enforcement officials.

The incident happened in September 2019 in the Sea of ​​Japan. Russian border security officials in the Primorsky Territory tried to detain a DPRK fishing vessel during illegal squid mining in Russian waters. Crew attacked with sticks on border guards accompanied by a ship. Forensic meetings are held in Nakhodka.

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