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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US State Department said Tuesday that an American is being held in North Korea and called for the person's release on humanitarian grounds.
Swedish officials, who represent the United States in the absence of diplomatic ties between Pyongyang and Washington, "have been able to visit" the detained individual, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
He declined to identify the detainee on the grounds that the US government has not obtained a waiver of privacy from either the detainee or the person's family.
Originally posted by dizzie56
On a serious note, what the hell was that guy doing in North Korea anyways? Who would in their right mind want to go there?
Originally posted by here4awhile
an american citizen going to north korea? What a retard...he's probably CIA or something along those lines if he's over in north korea...no sane person would go there for any reason other than being CIA or something of the likes...
Originally posted by JerryB08
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
I agree If your dumb enough to go hiking in Iran or North Korea. Then you get what you deserve.