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Korean Ferry Disaster Lee Joon-Seok

Prosecutors ask for death penalty

27 Oct, 2014

South Korean prosecutors seek the death penalty for Joon-Seok, captain of the ferry that sank earlier this year. Prosecutors blame Joon-Seok’s negligence for the death of over 300 people in the disaster. Prosecutors:

The captain made no rescue efforts after issuing a broadcast asking passengers to stay in their cabins. … He didn’t organize any rescue operations after leaving the ship.