North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labor

North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labor
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North Korea on Sunday sentenced an American man to six years of hard labor for allegedly carrying out "hostile acts" against the country.

Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Miller tore up his visa upon arriving in Pyongyang back in April, declaring that he sought asylum in the cloistered country. However, North Korea accused him of trying to commit espionage against it and of working on behalf of the U.S. government. During a 90-minute trial, North Korea's Supreme Court ruled Miller entered the nation "under the guise of a tourist" and said he sought to undermine the government.

Miller is one of three Americans known to be held in North Korea.

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