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N. Korea gives Korean-American 10 years' hard labor for 'spying'

All News 12:48 April 29, 2016

SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has sentenced a detained Korean-American to 10 years of hard labor for "spying" on the reclusive country, Agence France-Press reported Friday.

Kim Dong-chul was convicted of trying to steal classified military information from the North, the news outlet reported, citing China's Xinhua News Agency.

Kim was arrested on charges of espionage in October. He pleaded guilty and asked North Korea for leniency in an internationally broadcast press conference in March.

His detainment first became known in a CNN interview broadcast on Jan. 11, soon after North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test.
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