North Korea says it will indict local man

Jeffrey Fowle detained in North Korea. (City of Moraine via Reuters)
Jeffrey Fowle detained in North Korea. (City of Moraine via Reuters)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea says it’s preparing to indict two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.

Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said Monday that investigations into 24-year-old Matthew Miller and 56-year-old Jeffrey Edward Fowle concluded that suspicions about their hostile acts have been confirmed by evidence and their testimonies.

KCNA says North Korea is making preparations to bring them before a court.

Jeffrey Fowle detained in North Korea.  (WDTN Photo)
Jeffrey Fowle detained in North Korea. (WDTN Photo)

It says both Americans were arrested in April after entering the country as tourists.

The news agency did not say what crimes they were alleged to have committed.

North Korea has also been separately holding Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae since November 2012. He is serving 15 years of hard labor for what the North says were hostile acts against the state.

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