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Man Who Slashed US Ambassador Gets 12 Years

Envoy needed 80 stitches after S. Korea attack

(Newser) - A court in Seoul has handed a 12-year prison sentence to a South Korean man who slashed and seriously injured the US ambassador in March. Kim Ki-jong was convicted of attempted murder, assaulting a foreign envoy, and obstruction, according to a Seoul Central District Court spokesman. Both Kim and the... More »

Cops: Korea Attacker Intended to Kill Ambassador

Pyongyang fires 7 more missiles

(Newser) - The South Korean man who slashed Mark Lippert so severely that the US ambassador needed 80 stitches in his face is expected to face attempted murder charges. Kim Ki-jong attacked Lippert to protest US-South Korea military drills , and police say that although Kim claims he only wanted to wound the... More »

Knifed US Envoy Leaves Hospital

'I feel pretty darn good, all things considered,' Mark Lippert says

(Newser) - Mark Lippert has escaped his "deserved punishment [representing] warmonger United States" and his "knife shower of justice." The 42-year-old US ambassador to South Korea was discharged today from the Seoul hospital where he's been recuperating after a knife attack last week at the hands of a... More »

N. Korea Hails 'Knife Shower of Justice' on Ambassador

State says attack on Mark Lippert was 'deserved punishment for warmonger US'

(Newser) - North Korea doesn't usually go out of its way to congratulate anyone from South Korea on anything, but today it praised the pro-North activist who allegedly attacked US Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife yesterday, Yonhap reports. The dispatch from the state's Korean Central News Agency sent out... More »

Slashed US Ambassador Needed 80 Stitches

Seoul suspect chucked concrete at Japan ambassador in 2010

(Newser) - US Ambassador Mark Lippert is in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife , South Korean police and US officials say. The State Department condemned the attack, which happened at a performing arts center... More »

US Ambassador in South Korea Injured in Attack

Mark Lippert was sliced with razor by assailant

(Newser) - The US ambassador in South Korea was injured today by an assailant wielding a razor, reports CNN . The injuries to Mark Lippert were not life-threatening. He was reportedly sliced on the face and hand, and authorities say that a suspect is in custody. The 42-year-old was about to deliver a... More »

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