Two American tourists detained in North Korea to face trial

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, June 30, 2014 6:02 EDT
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A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars at the South side across the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas on July 27, 2013 [AFP]
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North Korea said Monday two detained American tourists would face trial for charges including “perpetrating hostile acts”.

The state-run KCNA news agency said suspicions about “hostile acts” by Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle had been confirmed by evidence and their testimony.

“The relevant organ of the (North) is carrying on the investigation into them and making preparations for bringing them to court on the basis of the already confirmed charges,” it said.

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