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North Korea says it has
detained a US citizen

Associated Press, by Jean H. Lee

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Posted By:PLPointer67, 12/22/2012 7:38:04 PM

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea said Friday that a US citizen has been detained after confessing to unspecified crimes, confirming news reports about his arrest at a time when Pyongyang is facing criticism from Washington for launching a long-range rocket last week. The man was identified as Pae Jun Ho in a brief dispatch issued by the state-run Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang. News reports in the United States and South Korea said Pae is known in his home state of Washington as Kenneth Bae, a 44-year-old tour operator of Korean descent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/22/2012 10:50:01 PM     (No. 9080036)

Well, why not? It detains all of its own citizens as well. Is there another reason North Korea has a populace?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/22/2012 10:53:18 PM     (No. 9080044)

Anybody stupid enough to get caught over there probably deserves it...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/23/2012 12:15:25 AM     (No. 9080104)

Just because they say he´s a US citizen doesn´t mean he is. They´re evil enough to pick up some poor schlub on the street, call him an American spy and torture and execute him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/23/2012 12:25:51 AM     (No. 9080110)

FTA: North Korean state media said Pae arrived in the far northeastern city of Rajin on Nov. 3 as part of a tour.
Rajin is part of a special economic zone not far from Yanji, China, that has sought to draw foreign investors and tourists over the past year. Yanji, home to many ethnic Korean Chinese, also serves as a base for Christian groups that shelter North Korean defectors.

This may, or may not, be relevant to the charges against him.

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