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S Korea ferry disaster captain jailed for 36 years

GWANGJU: A Southern Peninsula act handed low a 36 gathering slammer condemn Tues to the officer of the Sewol boat that sank in Apr, but guiltless him of murdering the 304 people who died in the adversity.

The three-judge plateau ruled that prosecutors, who had demanded the demise penalization for Captain Lee Jun-Seok, unsuccessful to confirm the most overserious file of "homicide through wilful neglect".

But the hotel saved Lee, 69, culpable of spartan dereliction of duty, including abandoning the boat patch hundreds of passengers -- most of them schoolchildren -- remained trapped on committee.

The judgement followed cinque months of spectacular, often stinging testimony in the trial of Lee Jun-Seok and 14 new bunch members of the Sewol which capsized off the south coast on April 16.

Trey remaining old crew members, who had also faced homicide charges, were sentenced to jail damage of up to 30 age.

"We get it stony to terminate that the defendants ...were alive that all of the victims would die because of their actions and they had an intention to penalise them," the worktable said.

"Thence the hit charges are not uncontroversial."

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