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N. Korea says it will indict American citizen


Published:   |   Updated: April 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

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SEOUL, South Korea North Korea says it will soon indict an American detained for alleged hostile acts against the country.

A report from the official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday didn't say when Kenneth Bae's trial will occur.

Bae's indictment comes amid high tension between Pyongyang and Washington, with North Korea intensifying its war rhetoric against the United States and South Korea.

Bae is the sixth American detained in North Korea since 2009. U.S. citizens detained in North Korea often have been released following visits by high-profile Americans, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

A North Korean official earlier told The Associated Press that Bae will likely get a harsh punishment possibly the death penalty for an alleged attempt to overthrow Pyongyang's government.

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