North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

Sep 14, 2014 12:12 PM by News Staff

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A trial has been held in North Korea for US citizen Matthew Miller, who had been detained since April.

The trial was held Sunday morning. Details were not immediately available.

Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, was detained for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. The specific charges or punishment he could face were not announced before the trial. He is believed to have torn up his visa at Pyongyang's airport and demanded asylum.

A trial is also expected soon for Jeffrey Fowle, 56, who entered the North as a tourist but was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a provincial club. A third American, Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae, is serving out a 15-year sentence for alleged "hostile acts."

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