South Korean judges on Tuesday handed down a 36 jail sentence to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives, but acquitted him of murder.
The ruling followed five months of dramatic, often painful testimony in the trial of Captain Lee Jun-Seok and 14 other crew members of the Sewol which was carrying hundreds of children on a school trip when it capsized off the southern coast.
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