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Eight S.Korean ferry crew appeal convictions

By Reuters in Seoul ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-14 08:08:15

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members from a South Korean ferry that capsized in April are appealing their convictions on charges of negligence in the country's worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

The eight, who have been given prison sentences ranging from five to 30 years, filed appeal papers on Thursday.

Video footage of the crew escaping the listing vessel after telling passengers to stay inside has sparked nationwide anger. The families of the victims, many of whom were high school students, have demanded harsh penalties.

Eight S.Korean ferry crew appeal convictions

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