Matthew Miller in court
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North Korea sentences US citizen Matthew Miller to hard labour

An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court, the state-run KCNA news agency has said.

Matthew Miller was arrested in April, shortly after arriving as a tourist. The charges against him have not been specified but authorities claim he tore up his visa and demanded asylum.

The US accuses North Korea of using Mr Miller and two other detained Americans as pawns in a diplomatic game.

Stephen Evans reports from Seoul.

  • 14 Sep 2014
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