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Thursday, May 02, 2013

North Korea Sentences American to 15 Years of Hard Labor - NYTimes.com

North Korea Sentences American to 15 Years of Hard Labor - NYTimes.com: "SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday that its Supreme Court had sentenced an American citizen to 15 years of hard labor for committing hostile acts against its government. Enlarge This Image

Yonhap, via Reuters Kenneth Bae in an undated image taken from video.

Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The citizen, Kenneth Bae, 44, a Korean-American from Washington State who ran a tour business out of China, was arrested in the special economic zone of Rason in northeastern North Korea in November after leading a group of businessmen there from Yanji, China. On Saturday, the North said it was indicting him on charges that he tried to overthrow Pyongyang’s government.

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