Oh NO, North Korea is holding 3 Americans

@ramapo17 (23408)
Melbourne, Florida
April 23, 2017 9:32pm CST
As I am on the computer I have the television on and I have the news on and I just heard that North Korea is holding 3 Americans. I don't know why or how they even captured them but my prayers are with them and their families.
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
24 Apr 17
My first thought was how an American can be so fool to go to North Korea. Now they are a mean to negotiate, this is very bad.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
I can only imagine how scared they must be.
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
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.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Apr 17
@LadyDuck Thanks I saw that they were arrested awhile ago but I didn't know what for. First of all I think they are crazy to even be over there.
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@Courtlynn (64662)
• United States
24 Apr 17
Oh god. Ill be praying for them
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
Me too. Imagine their families at home worrying if they will ever see them again.
@Courtlynn (64662)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@ramapo17 i cant. Will hurt too much to think about
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
@Courtlynn That is so awful and scary for everyone.
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@ridingbet (50467)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
i hope the Americans are safe. i think it is more harmful if the rebels Isis have American hostages.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Apr 17
Both of these are dangerous. I would be afraid to be near either of them.
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@ridingbet (50467)
• Philippines
30 Apr 17
@ramapo17 oh, yes, including the rebels here in my country.
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@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
24 Apr 17
I think they are foolish to go to North Korea in the first place. They should have known that Trump and Kim Jung Un is not the best of friends, and yet they want to travel to North Korea.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
I know what you mean. I don't understand it. I feel bad for their families at home wondering if they will ever come home.
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@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
24 Apr 17
@ramapo17 yes, I think Trump tries to downplay it. Hopefully North Korea does not go all the way out to detain Americans just to get a reaction from Trump.
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@PatZAnthony (12572)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Apr 17
It is a mess, isn't it @ramapol17 Always something going on in the world to keep people worried.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Apr 17
It truly is @PatZAnthony. I would be so scared and a mess if that was my family member.
@ShifaLk (7484)
• India
25 Apr 17
Ohhh :( May GOD take care
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Apr 17
My thoughts exactly.
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@shynu44 (4791)
24 Apr 17
that will further worsen the tensions there
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
That is for sure.
• 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 --
The man, reportedly involved in aid work, is the third U.S. citizen being held by North Korea.
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@ramapo17 (23408)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Apr 17
Thank you for sending that.
• Banks, Oregon
26 Apr 17
Prayers for them to come home safe
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@Jackalyn (6657)
• Oxford, England
24 Apr 17
Oh dear. This situation is not good. My prayers also.
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