North Korea: American tourist arrested, sentenced to 15 years of ‘compulsory labor’

Posted on May 2, 2013 • Filed under: North Korea, Tourist Arrested, Tourist Stories

As covered by stuff.co.nz, “An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of ‘‘compulsory labour’’ for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang announced today. The sentencing of Kenneth Bae, described by friends as a devout Christian and a tour operator, will further complicate already strained relations between Pyongyang and Washington as the countries pursue tentative diplomacy following weeks of warlike threats from North Korea.” Read Article

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