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    Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    A North Korean court has sentenced an American national to six-years hard labour for "hostile acts" against Pyongyang.

    Matthew Miller, was arrested in April after arriving as a tourist.

    Authorities claim he ripped up his visa and sought asylum in the country.

    During the trial the court saw notes written that claim the 24-year-old became a fugitive because of his involvement with Wikileaks.

    It is unclear how these notes came to be written or why.


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    Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Another American citizen sentenced to an incredibly harsh sentence in the DPRK. I certainly hope we can bring them all home at some point through negotiations.


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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    How would those negotiations go?

    When did North Korea and tourism become synonymous?
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Authorities claim he ripped up his visa and sought asylum in the country


    How fortunate this man is. He's about to have a rare ability to see all the marvels of socialism. I bet he begs not to leave in the end.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Another American citizen sentenced to an incredibly harsh sentence in the DPRK. I certainly hope we can bring them all home at some point through negotiations.
    Time to send Rodman back.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Visit Singapore instead. Get the message across.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Another American citizen sentenced to an incredibly harsh sentence in the DPRK. I certainly hope we can bring them all home at some point through negotiations.

    Any American who goes to North Korea is a dumbass. It is the equivalent of running across the middle of a busy highway at night.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Another American citizen sentenced to an incredibly harsh sentence in the DPRK. I certainly hope we can bring them all home at some point through negotiations.


    That suggest that traveling to a country with which the United States has been at war for 63 years is not recommended and breaking their laws when doing so is maybe not wise.

    With the NK and the US faced off with huge armies, what could possibly possess anyone to go to North Korea?

    I travel under the greatest passport in the world...and I wouldn't think of visiting Korea...either one
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Any American who goes to North Korea is a dumbass. It is the equivalent of running across the middle of a busy highway at night.
    Kind of like sticking not just your hand in a hornet's nest but the whole arm and saying 'take this!"
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Kind of like sticking not just your hand in a hornet's nest but the whole arm and saying 'take this!"
    I don't travel to other countries.But I am sure the travel agency,state department or whoever informed that dumbass that he shouldn't go to that country.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    [/I][/FONT][/COLOR]How fortunate this man is. He's about to have a rare ability to see all the marvels of socialism. I bet he begs not to leave in the end.
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