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US citizen faces North Korea trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'
Australian ^ | April 28, 2013 10:13AM | AFP

Posted on 04/27/2013 7:26:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

NORTH Korea says it will put a US citizen on trial for trying to overthrow the communist regime, in the face of soaring tensions between Pyongyang and the West.

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Mr Pae, who is believed to be a Korean-American tour operator, was arrested in November as he entered the northeastern port city of Rason.

KCNA said a "preliminary inquiry" had been completed.

"He admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) with hostility toward it. His crimes were proved by evidence.

"He will soon be taken to the Supreme Court of the DPRK to face judgment," according to the report, which did not say what the charges were based on.

Seoul-based activist Do Hee-Yoon told AFP he suspected Mr Pae was arrested because he had taken photographs of emaciated children in North Korea as part of efforts to appeal for more outside aid.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; northkorea

1 posted on 04/27/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

How is this any different from a kidnap and ransom scheme? The North Korean goon squad must be hurting. The latest war dance tantrum probably failed to yield the expected “aid”.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 7:40:52 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Pan_Yan

That does it.
I am canceling my vacation plans to NK.
Its obviously not safe there for Americans anymore.


3 posted on 04/27/2013 7:45:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Pan_Yan
He admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK

As Mclame has said, torture can elicit anything, be it true or otherwise.

4 posted on 04/27/2013 7:51:21 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Pan_Yan

This guy in north Carolina is working with north Korea. Sick. Send him an email, let him know what you think. Http://www.vacationnorthkorea.com/about-us/


5 posted on 04/27/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (collapse death heartburn heartache dingdongs diaherea)
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To: Pan_Yan

Assuming he is convicted will he be allowed TV privileges and conjugal visits?


6 posted on 04/27/2013 8:12:52 PM PDT by plain talk
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I wonder if he'll now get the ‘Kim Choi Treatment”? He was the 28 year-old Nork Vice-Minister of the Army who was executed for showing disrespect by tipping a few during the 100 day sob fest for Kim Jong Il. The Nork Fat Boy ruler ordered they should leave “no trace of him behind, down to his hair”....so he was blown to bits by a mortar. Lovely country.
7 posted on 04/27/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT by JPG (SCOTUS is the exact opposite of the KKK. They dress in black & scare white people.)
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To: JPG

edit: Choi was much older than 28.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 9:02:27 PM PDT by JPG (SCOTUS is the exact opposite of the KKK. They dress in black & scare white people.)
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To: doc1019
Remember, telling the truth or challenging government propaganda in the DPRK is treason. Talking about the wrong things is a death sentence. Visitors to the country are normally escorted by at least 2 guards and not allowed to do anything without permission.

This man's crime can easily be simply telling locals that Americans eat food or showing them photos of life in the USA. According to the DPRK party line, the USA is destitute and comprised 99.9% of poor begging for scraps.

It truly is a real-life “1984”

9 posted on 04/28/2013 6:29:21 AM PDT by varyouga
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