Russia hands heavy sentences to North Korean fishermen
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The court found them guilty of attacking border guards who tried to detain them for fishing squid illegally in September 2019, Russian media reported.
According to the court, the fishermen used sticks, metal rods, pipes and a knife in a clash with coastguards.
Russia said at the time that several of its coastguards were injured, with the FSB security services detaining dozens of the North Koreans.
Disputes over fishing rights in the area bordered by Japan, Russia and North and South Korea are frequent.