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Prosecution looks into cult in ferry accident probe

INCHEON/BUSAN, April 24 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Thursday they are tracking a flow of money from a mysterious religious group to the operator of a capsized ferry, as part of their widening investigation into the cause of the deadly accident. Prosecutors suspect that funds from members of the religious group, the Evangelical Baptist Church, were used in business operations of Cheonghaejin Marine Co. and Yoo Byung-eun, a billionaire man whose family appears to control the shipping company.

Defence wants Crown in Rehtaeh Parsons case to testify on sexting policy

HALIFAX - Defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case said Wednesday they want a senior Crown prosecutor to explain why, days after her death, Nova Scotia's Public Prosecution Service changed a policy allowing it to lay charges in offences involving sexting. But the Public Prosecution Service said there was in fact no policy on sexting — the sending of sexually explicit images and words via text messages — before the 17-year-old girl died last April.

Dutch prosecute man whose child pornography case linked to Canadian victim Amanda Todd

VANCOUVER - Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.

RCMP lay charges against Dutch man in case of dead B.C. teen Amanda Todd

VANCOUVER - Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case, an online bullying story that captured the attention of millions across the world. The 15-year-old British Columbia girl killed herself in October 2012, shortly after detailing in an Internet video her story of unrelenting harassment by an Internet predator. Amanda's mother, Carol Todd, was at the news conference where police made the announcement about charges.

Two NIS officials indicted over evidence forgery

SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The indictments come nearly two months after the Chinese Embassy in Seoul announced that the Chinese immigration records were fake, raising suspicions that Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be behind the alleged forgery.

Two NIS officials indicted over evidence forgery

SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The indictments come nearly two months after the Chinese Embassy in Seoul announced that the Chinese immigration records were fake, raising suspicions that Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be behind the alleged forgery.

Two NIS officials indicted over evidence forgery

SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The indictments come nearly two months after the Chinese Embassy in Seoul announced that the Chinese immigration records were fake, raising suspicions that Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be behind the alleged forgery.

Two NIS officials indicted over evidence forgery

SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against two state intelligence agents for their alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North Korean defector for espionage. The indictments come nearly two months after the Chinese Embassy in Seoul announced that the Chinese immigration records were fake, raising suspicions that Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be behind the alleged forgery.

Top Turkey court annuls parts of controversial judiciary law

Turkey's constitutional court on Friday overturned sections of a controversial reform tightening the government's grip on the judiciary, local media said. The court said the most controversial clause of the law, giving the justice ministry greater control over the appointment of prosecutors and judges, was unconstitutional, private NTV television reported. The decision came after an appeal by a lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).

Ranking NIS official quizzed over evidence forgery

SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- A ranking South Korean intelligence official has undergone questioning by prosecutors over his alleged role in forging Chinese government documents to frame a North Korean defector for espionage, prosecution sources said Monday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office probing the case called in the official of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), only identified by his surname Choi, on Sunday for questioning, sources at the prosecution office said.
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