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Kenneth bae north korea 06 05 2013

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Pyongyang denies it wants to draw a high-profile US envoy to North Korea by imprisoning American Kenneth Bae.
Reports say detained American hoped to bring fellow Christians into North Korea.
In its first comments on Bae's crimes, North Korea says he brought anti-regime literature into the country in an attempt to spread sedition.
Sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea, Bae asked for Pyongyang to forgive him and called on Washington to help secure his freedom.
North Korea sentenced American citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years hard labor in April for “hostile acts to bring down its government.”
Kenneth bae north korea 06 05 2013

Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced Bae to 15 years' hard labor for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States.

KIM JAE-HWAN