January 26, 2021

North Korean sentenced to four years in prison for Russian border guard assault

At least 17 North Korean fishermen are believed to be in detention for nearly 10 months now after a Sept. 2019 arrest

A North Korean fisherman was sentenced to four years in prison by a Russian court after being convicted for assaulting Russian border guards during a September 2019 poaching incident.

The fisherman was found guilty of violating Part 2 of Article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code, which covers “the use of violence dangerous to life and health against a government representative,” a Nakhodka City Court spokesperson confirmed to Russian news agency Interfax on July 3.