North Korea detains third US citizen

By REUTERS
April 23, 2017 08:45
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SEOUL- North Korea detained a US citizen on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency has reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.

The man, a Korean-American in his fifties identified only by his surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss relief activities, Yonhap said on Sunday. He was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country.

North Korea, which has been criticized for its human rights record, has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the United States, with which it has no formal diplomatic relations.

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