North Korea To Put Two Americans On Trial For ‘Crimes Against The State’

North Korea Says To Try Two Detained U.S. Citizens article/2014/06/30/us- northkorea-tourists- idUSKBN0F502N20140630

SEOUL Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:17pm EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the newly constructed Kalma Foodstuffs Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) to Reuters on June 29, 2014.


(Reuters) – North Korea said on Monday that it would put on trial two detained American tourists for crimes against the state.

“Their hostile acts were confirmed by evidence and their own testimonies,” said the official KCNA news agency, referring to U.S. citizens Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller who are being held by the isolated country.

Another U.S. national Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary who had been arrested in November 2012, was convicted and sentenced to 15 years hard labor last year.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by James Pearson)

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