Oh NO, North Korea is holding 3 Americans
By Nancy Zink
25 Apr 17
@ramapo17 Well, I checked the stories, only one was arrested recently. Tthe 21 year old student was arrested the last month of January, he has been sentenced to 15 year prison because a removed a political sign from a hotel wall. If this is true, he did a very stupid thing as North Korea is NOT a free country. The other American was arrested the last October 2015, sentenced him to 10 years of hard labor on espionage charges.
• Cebu, Philippines
24 Apr 17
Here is the story: TOKYO — North Korea has detained another U.S. citizen, a Korean American professor, bringing to three the number of Americans being held in Pyongyang. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, which represents U.S. interests there because the United States does not have diplomatic relations with North Korea, confirmed to The Washington Post that a U.S. national had been detained. In Washington, the State Department said it was aware of the report. Media in South Korea identified the man as Kim Sang-duk, a former professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST) in the northeastern Chinese city of Yanji, near the border with North Korea. Kim was arrested at Pyongyang’s international airport Friday as he was waiting to board a flight, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported. Kim had been teaching a class in international finance and management at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a sister institution, for a month and was leaving the country with his wife when he was arrested, the specialist website NK News quoted the chancellor of PUST, Park Chan-mo, as saying. Read more here --