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Yoo family has interacted with famous people
In Korea, Yoo Byung-eun became an icon of greed after the sinking of the ferry Sewol, but he has been portrayed as a talented photographer or a genius in films and interviews with world-renowned artists.
| 2014-05-23 17:18
Yoo uses Wikipedia as disinformation tool
Followers of the Salvation Sect are conducting a systematic disinformation campaign in foreign media aimed at portraying their alleged leader Yoo Byung-eun as a victim of state persecution. The 73-year-old de-facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol is on the run to evade answering allegations of improperly managing the operations of the company that ran the vessel and other aff...
| 2014-05-22 17:30
Yoo family gets away
Prosecutors moved into Geumsuwon, the stronghold of the Salvation Sect, Wednesday, to arrest Yoo Byung-eun but he was nowhere to be found. There were no clashes with the hundreds of his followers present. Rumors circulated that Yoo, the de-facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, and his eldest son had already escaped before the search.
| 2014-05-21 18:28
Murderer of wife, girlfriend sentenced to 30 years in prison
A 51-year-old man, previously convicted of killing his wife, had a 30-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend six months after he was released on parole upheld Wednesday.
| 2014-05-21 16:13
Manhunt for Yoo gets underway
A massive manhunt is underway for Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol. The prosecution suggested Tuesday that he may have slipped out of Geumsuwon in Anseong, a compound owned by the Salvation Sect, where he was believed to be hiding, and may be staying in a follower’s home.
| 2014-05-20 17:15
'Medical tourism' kicks in
SEJONG - The number of foreign patients treated in Korea rose 32.5 percent to more than 211,000 last year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Tuesday.
| 2014-05-20 16:13
'Yoo is not religious leader'
GEUMSUWON - A clash looks inevitable as the prosecution bids its time to raid Geumsuwon, the stronghold of the Salvation Sect, to arrest Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken Sewol ferry. Hundreds of Yoo’s supporters are guarding the sprawling retreat, where Yoo is suspected to be hiding.
| 2014-05-19 17:15
Tension escalating in Geumsuwon
ANSEONG, Gyeonggi Province _ Tension is rising in Geumsuwon, the stronghold of the Evangelical Baptist Church, over prosecutors’ move to raid it to arrest Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the operator of the sunken ferry Sewol.
| 2014-05-18 18:22
Sewol captain indicted on murder charge
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, and three other crewmen were indicted on murder charges Thursday for abandoning their vessel without any attempt to evacuate passengers. The prosecution said the crewmembers failed to take measures to save the passengers, although they knew that their negligence would lead to the deaths of those still on board.
| 2014-05-15 19:07
Cult followers in standoff with prosecution
Hundreds of members of the Salvation Sect associated with the owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, threatened to become martyrs Wednesday if authorities try to forcibly enter their holdout.
| 2014-05-14 18:24
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