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Court’s Judgment Rejected by S. Korean Newspaper

Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) — An editorial denouncing unreasonable judgment a court of south Korea gave to Sin Sang Chol, former member of the joint investigation team into the sinking of warship “Cheonan” was posted on the south Korean internet newspaper Voice of People on Jan. 26.

The court at the trial sentenced him to eight months in prison with a two-year stay of execution for the mere reason that he deliberately criticized the then defense minister, though it dismissed all charges against Sin who was prosecuted for his articles claiming that the warship sank after running on a rock.
The editorial said that it was natural to chide the chiefs of the relevant ministry and departments when criticizing the “government”, adding that writing articles accusing them can not be a crime.

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