Christian missionary Kim Hak-song became the latest American citizen to be detained in North Korea on Sunday, according to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. He has been charged with “unspecified hostile acts against the country.”
It’s been reported that Kim was working for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology and was intending to start an experimental farm before he was arrested.
On Wednesday, North Korean officials announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, for “acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country.”
There are currently at least four Americans being held in North Korea, including Otto Warmbier, who is serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, and Kim Dong Chul, who is serving a 10-year sentence with hard labor for alleged espionage. This story is developing.
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