- The Washington Times - Monday, June 30, 2014

Two American tourists who have been detained in North Korea will face a trial for “perpetrating hostile acts,” the nation’s government-run news agency reported.

KCNA said Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were arrested in late April for ripping up a visa and for leaving a Bible at a hotel, respectively.

“The relevant organ of the [North] is carrying on the investigation into them and making preparations for bringing them to court on the basis of the already confirmed charges,” KCNA reported.


SEE ALSO: North Korea’s Kim guides rocket firing drills


Mr. Miller, 24, was arrested in April after ripping up his visa and demanding asylum in North Korea, Newsmax reported. Mr. Fowle was arrested on April 29.