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South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang

The five men are accused of providing sensitive military and political information to North Korea.

File photos of South Korean soldiers during a martial arts demonstration in May 2011.
File photos of South Korean soldiers during a martial arts demonstration in May 2011.
Image: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

FIVE SOUTH KOREANS have been charged with spying for North Korea.

The five men, all civilians, are accused of providing sensitive military information to North Korea in the early 1990s, according to South Korean prosecutors. One of the men had worked as an aide for a member of parliament.

The information allegedly handed over includes satellite images of military bases and US military manuals, as well as information on South Korean politicians.

The Korea Herald reports that what appears to be most alarming about the investigation into an alleged spy ring is how long it may have gone undetected.

- Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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