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Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

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Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

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A North Korean court has sentenced an American national to six-years hard labour for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang.

Matthew Miller, was arrested in April after arriving as a tourist.

Authorities claim he ripped up his visa and sought asylum in the country.

During the trial the court saw notes written that claim the 24-year-old became a fugitive because of his involvement with Wikileaks.

It is unclear how these notes came to be written or why.

The US government says securing the release of Miller is a top priority.

He joins two other US nationals in custody in North Korea, Kenneth Bae is serving a 15-year sentence for trying to overthrow the government and Jeffery Fowle, arrested in May, for allegedly leaving a bible in a public place.

North Korea forbids the spreading of Christian teachings.