U.S. citizen to face spying charges in North Korea

2013-04-27T21:06:00Z U.S. citizen to face spying charges in North KoreaLos Angeles Times Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2013 9:06 pm  • 

North Korea said Saturday that a U.S. citizen held since November will be tried on charges of trying to overthrow the government, an offense that could carry the death penalty.

Kenneth Bae, 44, of Lynnwood, Wash., described as a tour operator, was arrested in the special economic zones in Rason, in the northeast of the country.

“In the process of investigation he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK (North Korea) with hostility,” the official KCNA news service reported.

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