Lonely Planet Writer

American enters North Korea illegally, denounces US in press conference

Pyongyang, North Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea. Image by Roman Harak / CC BY 2.0

A US citizen who entered North Korea illegally in November gave a press conference on Sunday in which he denounced the United States. The man apparently tried to enter North Korea once before by swimming across the Han River from China, but was caught and placed in a psychiatric hospital in the US. After petitioning the courts for his release, the man returned to North Korea via China, where authorities are apparently allowing him to stay. Read more: chinapost.com.tw