North Korea to put two American detainees on trialUpdated: 2014-07-01 03:44:37 KST
North Korea says it's planning to indict two U.S. citizens for carrying out what Pyongyang calls "hostile acts" against the state.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency says evidence and testimony confirms previous suspicions about Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle.
Miller was arrested in early April after allegedly tearing up a tourist visa upon his arrival in the North and declaring he was seeking asylum.
Fowle entered North Korea the same month.
State authorities say the 56-year-old man was detained for so-called "inconsistent acts," reportedly for leaving a Bible at the hotel where he was staying.
Investigations into the two men will continue, and a North Korean court is expected to mete out punishments after their respective trials.
Miller and Fowle represent the second and third U.S. citizens currently detained in the communist state.
Korean-American Kenneth Bae has been in custody since November 2012 and is currently serving a 15 year sentence of hard labor under charges of trying to overthrow the government.
Connie Kim, Arirang News.
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