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Thursday, 05 April 2012 - 16:53
North Korean 'poisoned needle assassin' jailed in Seoul
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A North Korean defector has been jailed in South Korea for plotting to kill a high-profile activist with a poison-tipped needle.

The defector, named only as An, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment by the court in Seoul.

He was accused of targeting Park Sang-hak, an anti-Pyongyang activist involved in sending propaganda leaflets to the North.

Officials said he was ordered to kill by North Korea.

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