DPRK repatriates S.Korean fisherman

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) sent back a South Korean fisherman Monday afternoon, five days after he crossed the eastern inter-Korean sea border aboard a vessel despite South Korean military fired warning shots to stop him. A DPRK vessel handed over the South Korean fisherman, Hwang Hong-ryon, together with his 3.9-ton ship, to a South Korean maritime police patrol boat at around 3 p.m. (0600 GMT) in the waters off the coast of a South Korean port named Sokcho, over 200 kilometers east to Seoul, reported the South Korean Yonhap News Agency.