Mon, May 21, 2012
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Detained Chinese fishermen return to homeland from DPRK

2012-05-21 03:42:46 GMT2012-05-21 11:42:46(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Returned Chinese fishermen take the vehicle to go to hospital for medical check in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 21, 2012. A total of 29 Chinese fishermen and their three fishing boats returned to Dalian on Monday morning, following 13 days of detention by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

Three Chinese fishing boats, which had been freed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), anchor at a port of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 21, 2012. A total of 29 Chinese fishermen and their three fishing boats returned to Dalian on Monday morning, following 13 days of detention by the DPRK. (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

Twenty-nine Chinese fishermen returned home Monday after being detained by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for 13 days.

The fishermen and their three vessels arrived at a harbor in the Jinzhou district of northeast China's port city of Dalian at about 7 a.m. They were then sent to a local hospital for a medical check-up.

The fishermen and their boats were detained by the DPRK on May 8. Chinese authorities subsequently demanded that the DPRK ensure the safety and legitimate rights and interests of the fishermen.

The DPRK's foreign ministry announced Sunday that the detained fishermen and their vessels had been freed.

 

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