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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:31 AM

North Korea to indict US citizen on coup charges

Source: BBC News

A US citizen is soon to go on trial on charges including attempting to overthrow North Korea's government, the North's official news agency says.

KCNA says that Pae Jun-Ho has admitted the charges, without specifying when the trial will start.

Pae Jun-Ho, who is known in the US as Kenneth Bae, was held last year after entering North Korea as a tourist.

His indictment comes amid growing tension in relations between Pyongyang and Washington.



Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22320287



North Korea says American tourist it is holding will face trial.

(Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday a Korean-American tourist, who has been held in prison by the reclusive state since late last year, will face trial for "committing crimes" against the North, a move that could further stoke tensions with the United States.

Kenneth Bae, 44, was in a group of five tourists who visited the northeastern city of Rajin on a five-day trip last November and has been held by police since then.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-korea-north-bae-idUKBRE93Q01L20130427

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:07 AM

1. Surprised this isn't getting more notice here

The sentence could be the death penalty.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:40 AM

2. who decides that NK is a great place to have a vacation?

 

If that dude is CIA then he is screwed.

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Response to maindawg (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:42 AM

3. We won't ever know if he is or he isn't

There are no fair trials or real justice/investigative systems there. Little Kim and his advisers will tell the court whether or not the man is guilty and if he should be executed right away or sent to a work camp to be both starved to death and worked to death at the same time.

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Response to maindawg (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:32 AM

8. I believe this guy was a trying to smuggle out footage of executions

Despite all the warnings the US Government has made about North Korea it seems that some choose to ignore it. I am all for trying to obtain proof of the crimes against humanity that North Korea is committing, but once you put your life at the risk of getting caught you have to know you are going to pay the consequences. He's being used as a pawn to try to get stuff out of the US.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:48 AM

4. Looks like they want another former U.S. president to come visit

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Response to jsr (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:50 AM

7. Caption: Do ya like musical chairs? Well do ya ...punk?

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

5. Walks into lion's den. Surprised when bitten by lion. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:48 AM

6. Alt news: N. Korea averts takeover of its country by solo tourist.

 

Where's da nukes when ya need em???

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 12:38 AM

9. It's going to be a very quick trial

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