June 03, 2023

North Korea arrests 24 year old American citizen trying to claim asylum in DPRK

News of arrest comes in middle of Obama trip to South Korea

North Korea has arrested and detained an American citizen, the third tourist in the past six months, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) announced on Friday.

The 24 year old man in question, identified as Matthew Miller by Uri Tours, was arrested for attempting to claim asylum in North Korea, the KCNA said.