US will urge N Korea to grant amnesty to Kenneth Bae

The United States will urge North Korea to grant amnesty to Kenneth Bae, a US citizen sentenced to 15 years hard labour for what Pyongyang said were crimes against the state, a US official told Reuters.

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North Korea jails US man

North Korea says it has sentenced a detained American to 15 years of hard labour. Kenneth Bae, an American detained for nearly six months in North Korea, has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labour" for unspecified crimes against the state.