N. Korea sentences US man to 8 years of hard labor

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 7, 2010 04:34

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it has sentenced an American man to eight years' hard labor for entering the country illegally and unspecified hostile acts.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch Wednesday that Aijalon Mahli Gomes acknowledged his wrongdoing during a court ruling Tuesday.

North Korea announced last month that it had arrested Gomes for entering the country illegally.

Gomes is from Boston.


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