In this April 16, 2014 file photo, South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from the Sewol ferry as it sinks in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap, File)
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South Korean prosecutors Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing, in a trial of 15 crew who abandoned ship before it sank.Lee was among 15 accused of abandoning the sharply listing ferry.A three-judge panel is expected to announce its verdicts in November.After the prosecution rested its case, Lee apologized to the families of the victims, saying he never intended to harm anyone.Some family members of victims who attended Monday's hearing had called for the death penalty, but Amnesty International said death was not the answer.
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