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North Korea sentences American citizen to 15 years hard labor

#1Rad_DudesmanPosted 5/2/2013 4:31:36 AM
http://rt.com/news/american-bae-korea-north-701/

North Koreaís Supreme Court has sentenced Kenneth Bae, an American citizen, to 15 years' hard labor on charges that he committed crimes against the state.

Bae, who was referred to throughout the trial as Pae-Jun-ho, the Korean iteration of his name, was first detained in November and could have been executed for the charge that he conspired to overthrow the government.

Itís been previously reported Bae, who is said to be a devout Christian, entered North Korea legally and often worked to feed starving children in the isolated country. He attended the University of Oregon and previously worked as a tour operator in the US.

The news was first reported by state media before being confirmed by Reuters and other Western outlets.

The exact nature of his supposed crimes is not known, but Bae was arrested in Rason, a special economic zone in North Korea bordering Russia and China, according to the Associated Press.
#2FindKenshiPosted 5/2/2013 4:42:19 AM
Fool never should have went there.
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#3Cedar_XaranaPosted 5/2/2013 4:42:49 AM
He took pictures of starving children at the port city of Rajin. He was warned not to, but he did so anyway. I have no doubt he will be fine though.
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#4treewojimaPosted 5/2/2013 4:44:10 AM
Wanting children to have food is one of the highest form of treason in North Korea, second only to an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un.
#5Cedar_XaranaPosted 5/2/2013 4:46:38 AM
That was not the reason for his arrest Treewojima.
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#6cnekansPosted 5/2/2013 4:47:54 AM
treewojima posted...
Wanting children to have food is one of the highest form of treason in North Korea, second only to an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un.

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#7Caer_DeathPosted 5/2/2013 4:49:49 AM
Freedom of the press is dangerous and threatening to their government. They don't want the outside world to know about the mass starvation in their country any more than they want their peasant slaves to know that the outside world has an abundance of food.
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#8RandomActofFailPosted 5/2/2013 4:50:54 AM
FindKenshi posted...
Fool never should have went there.

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#9Nitro378Posted 5/2/2013 4:54:33 AM
RandomActofFail posted...
FindKenshi posted...
Fool never should have went there.


By that logic every aid worker who gets killed by militants also deserves it.
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#10Caer_DeathPosted 5/2/2013 4:56:02 AM
FindKenshi posted...
Fool never should have went there.


Blaming the victim much? Where are those guys who are suppose to jump on you for this?
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