U.S. seeks North Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years




 
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U.S. seeks North Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years
 
May 2nd, 2013  
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U.S. seeks North Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years
By Ju-min Park and Paul Eckert SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea sentenced an American citizen to 15 years of hard labor on Thursday for crimes against the state, prompting a U.S. call for his amnesty in hopes of avoiding him becoming a bargaining chip between the two countries. Kenneth Bae, 44, was born in South Korea but is a naturalized citizen and attended the University of Oregon. His sentencing comes after two months of saber-rattling that saw North Korea threaten the United States and South Korea with nuclear war. ...




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