Last US prisoners released from North Korea

North Korea's capital city, Pyongyang.

North Korea's capital city, Pyongyang. Image by Clay Gilliland / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two Americans have been released from North Korea after having been detained and held in labour camps. Matthew Miller, who was detained in April 2014 for allegedly tearing up his visa at North Korea border control, and Kenneth Bae, who was detained in 2012 for ‘unauthorised religious activity’ were released on Saturday following a letter sent by President Obama to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This follows the release of the only other American prisoner in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle, on 21 October. Read more:

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