Kenneth Bae could face the death penalty for seeking to "overthrow" the government. Now the US government is urging North Korea to let him go.
The cruise ship Mangyongbong docked at the Rason port prior to a ceremony to mark the first-ever cruise to Mount Kumgang International tourist zone, from Rason in North Korea on Aug. 30, 2011. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
In November, naturalized US citizen Kenneth Bae, 44, was arrested in North Korea on what are so far nebulous allegations that he tried to "overthrow" the government, according to state media. His trial is soon approaching.