North Korea

Second American Sentenced to "Labor Re-Education" Camp in North Korea

California 20-something ripped up his tourist visa and demanded asylum before being arrested, charged, and tried


North Korea sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release.

Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labour sentence in North Korea. A third, Jeffrey Fowle, is awaiting trial.