North Korea

US Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years in North Korea Prison Camp

For unspecified "hostile acts" committed


North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen to 15 years hard labor for unidentified crimes committed after he entered the country last year, a verdict that may exacerbate tensions already running high over the regime's nuclear program.

Pae Jun Ho, arrested while "committing hostile acts" against North Korea after he entered the border city of Rason as a tourist on Nov. 3, was tried April 30, the official Korean Central News Agency said.