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South Korea Indicts 5 Men Accused of Spying for North


South Korean prosecutors say they have indicted five men on charges of spying for North Korea.

The prosecutors said Thursday the five belonged to an anti-state organization named after a North Korean mountain, and have been passing sensitive information to North Korea's intelligence agency for more than a decade.

They said the information they passed included satellite photos of South Korean military bases, U.S. military field manuals and information on South Korean politicians.

A conviction under South Korea's national security law carries the possibility of capital punishment.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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