North Korea to Indict Two U.S. Tourists

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    Two American citizens will be indicted by the North Korean government on Monday for “hostile acts” against the country. According to North Korean state news agency KCNA, Jeffrey Fowle, 56, and Matthew Miller, 24, will be put on trial for similar charges that resulted in American-Korean missionary Kenneth Bae being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. KCNA also claims Miller entered the country on April 10 with a tourist visa that he tore apart at Pyongyang’s airport and shouted that he wanted asylum. The State Department has issued strong warnings to deter U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea, but Americans can’t seem to get enough of visiting the hermit kingdom. According to Koryo Tours, the most well-established North Korean trip organizer, one-quarter of all the country’s Western tourists come from the good old U.S. of A.

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