N. Korea Sentences U.S. National To 15 Years Hard Labor






” North Korea said Thursday its Supreme Court sentenced a U.S. national to 15 years of hard labor for “committing hostile acts” against the country.

The official Korean Central News Agency, carried by China’s Xinhua News Agency, reported the sentencing against Pae Jun-ho, referred to as Kenneth Bae by U.S. authorities.

Bae was arrested last November while “committing hostile acts against the DPRK” after entering Rason City as a tourist, KCNA said. DPRK, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is the official name of North Korea.

The sentencing came despite U.S. appeals Bae be released on humanitarian grounds.”