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Four Americans Detained in North Korea

Four U.S. citizens have been detained in North Korea. In 2015, Kim Dong Chul was arrested and is now serving 10 years on charges of espionage: spying to obtain political or military information. In 2016, Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for removing a political sign.


In April, 2017, Kim Sang Duk was teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was detained for ‘hostile acts’. Now, North Korea has detained a 4th American, Kim Hak-song, a U.S. professor who was also working at PUST for the same ‘suspicion of hostile acts’.


The U.S. State Department released a statement saying they’re working with the Swedish Embassy but cannot release further details at this time.



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