April 21, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. citizen says he snuck into North Korea, was imprisoned in 2015

American who crossed into the DPRK illegally four years ago tells his story for the first time

A U.S. citizen who says he was arrested and subsequently released from North Korea in 2015 has told his story for the first time, in an exclusive interview with the NK News podcast published in three parts on Tuesday.

The American, called Miles, who has asked for his surname not to be published in order to protect friends and family, says he illegally entered the DPRK in August 2015 and was subsequently detained and questioned for nine weeks before being released.

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