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S Korea calls again for release of sailors in DPRK

08-20-2010 14:43 BJT

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean government on Friday renewed its call on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to release crew members of a fishing boat held in the DPRK.

South Korean Kim Chil-i, 58, captain of a South Korean fishing boat seized by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)on August 8, 2010, is seen in this undated handout picture released on August 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
South Korean Kim Chil-i, 58, captain of a South Korean fishing boat seized by 
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)on August 8, 2010, 
is seen in this undated handout picture released on August 9, 2010. 
(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
South Korea's Red Cross sent a message to north of the border through a military hotline earlier in the day to urge the DPRK authorities to send the seven sailors back home, Seoul's unification ministry said in a press briefing.

Pyongyang confirmed a day ago that it is holding the boat for questioning. Four South Koreans and three Chinese were aboard the 41-ton vessel.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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