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Russian Court To Hear Case Against North Koreans

Three North Koreans will face assault charges in Russian court after they were accused of attacking Russian border guards.

Police in Russia's Primorsky Krai finished their investigation of the alleged assault.

Avrora Rimskaya, a spokeswoman for a local investigative committee, said the case was passed on to the court system on March 13.

The three North Koreans are accused of violating Russia's maritime border in September 2011, then attacking the Russian border guards who were attempting to detain them.

The three could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty.

With ITAR-TASS and Interfax Russia reporting