• Short Summary

    A PROMINENT SOUTH KOREAN COMPOSER, I-SANG YUN, WAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND TWO COMPANIONS RECEIVED DEATH SENTENCES ON CHARGES OF SPYING FOR NORTH KOREA.

  • Description

    A PROMINENT SOUTH KOREAN COMPOSER, I-SANG YUN, WAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND TWO COMPANIONS RECEIVED DEATH SENTENCES ON CHARGES OF SPYING FOR NORTH KOREA.

    THE TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH WERE KYU-MYUJG CHUNG, A 39-YEAR-OLD PHYSICIST AT FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY AND YUNG-SU CHO, 34, A FORMER COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN SEOUL WHO WAS EDUCATED IN FRANCE.

    THE 50-YEAR-OLD COMPOSER WAS GIVEN A LIFE SENTENCE AFTER THE PROSECUTION HAD DEMANDED DEATH. HE AND KYU-MYUJG CHUNG WERE TAKEN HOME FROM WEST GERMANY BY SOUTH KOREAN SECURITY AGENTS EARLIER THIS YEAR IN A MOVE THAT CAUSED A SERIOUS DIPLOMATIC ROW BETWEEN SEOUL AND BONN. LAST JULY, THE BONN GOVERNMENT DEMANDED THE RECALL OF THREE SOUTH KOREAN EMBASSY OFFICIALS OVER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 17 SOUTH KOREAN FROM WEST GERMANY.

    THE TRIAL STARTED ON NOVEMBER 9 WITH 34 DEFENDANTS IN THE DOCK. SIXTEEN OF THE ACCUSED HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM WEST GERMANY AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES BY SOUTH KOREAN SECURITY AGENTS.

    THE ACCUSED WERE ALLEGED BY THE PROSECUTION TO HAVE BEEN PART OF AN EAST-BERLIN-BASED ESPIONAGE RING DIRECTED BY NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS. THE GROUP WERE ALLEGED TO HAVE MADE TRIPS TO THE NORTH KOREAN CAPITAL OF PYONGYANG AND TO EAST BERLIN FOR TRAINING, AND TO HAVE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE SUMS OF MONEY FROM THE NORTH KOREANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUSLSMP0YDXMU04Z241PDQUNA
    Media URN:
    VLVACUSLSMP0YDXMU04Z241PDQUNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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