VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Two fishermen from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were sentenced to 2 years and 6 months imprisonment in a penal colony for attacking Russian border guards in October last year, a local judiciary authority said Friday.
According to a message released by the Far Eastern Transport Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Russian border guards on Oct. 15, 2016 detained a DPRK fishing vessel in Russia's exclusive economic zone in Primorsky Kray.
The detention came after an attempted attack from the DPRK vessel's crew. The attack left nine DPRK crew members injured and one member dead and also injured four Russian border guards, said the department.
The department also said that the sentences has not come into force yet.
The embassy and consulate of the DPRK in Russia have not commented on the situation yet.