DPRK to put two Americans on trial for hostile acts

Updated: 2014-06-30 10:09


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PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Monday that it will put two US tourists detained in the country on trial for anti-DPRK acts.

Miller Matthew Todd and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were allegedly "perpetuating hostile acts," after they entered the country, the official KCNA news agency said.

An investigation made by the DPRK confirmed "the suspicions about their hostile acts based on evidence and their testimonies," according the report.

The DPRK will continue a further investigation and put them on trial for confirmed charges, it added.

Todd, 24, was taken into custody on April 10 "for his rash behavior in the course of going through formalities for entry into the DPRK to tour it."

Fowle, 56, who entered the DPRK on April 29, was arrested for acts against his tourism goal and violated the DPRK law.

The US State Department issued a travel warning last month, advising Americans against traveling to the DPRK, even by joining a group tour.