Monday, March 22, 2010

BBC News -

N Korea 'to put US man on trial'

North Korea says it will put a US citizen on trial for illegally entering the country, the state news agency reports.

The citizen was named as 30-year-old Aijalon Mahli Gomes, from Boston, the Korean Central News Agency reported.

His "crime has been confirmed", it said, without giving further details.

In late January, the North said it had detained an unidentified American. Last week, the US said the state had allowed a diplomat to visit the detainee.

The diplomat was from the Swedish embassy, which represents US interests in Pyongyang. American authorities have not named the US citizen concerned.

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