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China protests after fisherman shot dead by ROK guard

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-10-17 06:35

SEOUL, South Korea - The Chinese embassy in Seoul conveyed protest and strong dissatisfaction to South Korea after a Chinese fisherman was shot dead by a South Korean Coast Guard officer during a raid Tuesday.

The Chinese embassy asked the South Korean side to investigate into the case seriously and thoroughly, and to protect the legal rights of Chinese fishermen. It also urged civilized law enforcement to make sure this kind of incident never happens again.

The Chinese fisherman was shot with a rubber bullet by a South Korean officer who was trying to arrest him during a raid, he died from injuries after transported to a nearby hospital, according to South Korean authorities.

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