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Seoul Proposes Swap of Prisoners With North

April 24, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

South Korea has proposed sending captured North Korean spies home in exchange for the release of South Korean citizens believed held in the communist North.

The Seoul government accuses its Pyongyang counterpart of abducting and holding an estimated 486 South Koreans. It also accuses North Korea of holding 542 others taken prisoner during the 1950-53 Korean War.

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