North Korea to put US citizen on trial in September

A general view of Pyongyang skyline and Juche tower, pictured early on July 27, 2013North Korea will put US citizen Matthew Miller on trial next Sunday, state media said, shortly after he made a highly unusual televised plea for help from Washington along with two other detained Americans. Miller, who is being held in North Korea along with Americans Kenneth Bae and Jeffrey Fowle, was arrested in April after Pyongyang said he ripped up his visa at immigration and demanded asylum. North Korea said in June it would put Miller and Fowle on trial on unspecified charges related to “perpetrating hostile acts”. “The Supreme Court of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea decided to hold on September 14 a court trial on American Matthew Todd Miller, now in custody according to the indictment of a relevant institution,” the official news agency KCNA said Sunday.

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