WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $65 million to several men of the USS Pueblo, who were captured and tortured by North Korea back in the 1960s.
U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. issued the judgment against North Korea on Tuesday.
North Korea did not respond to the lawsuit accusing it of kidnapping, imprisonment and torture.
The USS Pueblo was seized off North Korea while it was on an intelligence-gathering mission on Jan. 23, 1968. North Korea says the ship was inside its coastal zone. U.S. Navy records say it was in international waters.
The men on the ship were held and sometimes tortured for 11 months.
North Korea displays the USS Pueblo on the Taedong River in the capital, Pyongyang (pyuhng-yahng).