Matthew Todd Miller sentenced to six years hard labor in DPRK

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U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller (2nd R) sits in a witness box during his trial at the North Korean Supreme Court in Pyongyang September 14, 2014, Reuters/KCNA

The Supreme Court in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK,  on Sunday sentenced one of the three Americans known to be held in the country to six years of hard labor for committing “hostile acts” against the country.

Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, Calif., was found guilty of entering DPRK illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage.

The court said that Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport when he entered the country on April 10. His visit was reportedly to quote “experience prison life so that he could investigate the human rights situation.”

CCTV America was joined by Associated Press Senior Video journalist Rafael Wober from Pyongyang.

Matthew Todd Miller Sentenced to 6 Years of Hard Labor in DPRK

Matthew Todd Miller Sentenced to 6 Years of Hard Labor in DPRK

The Supreme Court in Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, on Sunday sentenced one of the three Americans known to be held in the country to six years of hard labor for committing “hostile acts” against the country.