July 06, 2022

N. Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

State Department calls for Miller release and pardoning in official statement

North Korea’s Supreme Court has sentenced American detainee Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor, an article on state media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Sunday.

The sentence handed down by North Korea’s highest legal body comes after Miller was detained in April for allegedly destroying his tourist visa and announcing his intention to seek asylum.