North Korea Detains Another U.S. Citizen

The game of “what to do about North Korea” is getting kicked up a notch as the country is said to be holding a U.S. citizen, the third detained by the country's authorities.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency is reporting that Korean-American Kim Sang Duk (also known as Tony Kim) had been teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. According to reports, was picked up Friday at the Pyongyang airport trying to leave the country.

Beyond that, details – including what he’s accused of – are very scarce. "He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang," says Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission at the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. "We don't comment further than this."

North Korea is also holding now-22-year-old Otto Warmbier, who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for trying to steal a poster last year, and Kim Dong Chul was also sentenced last year to 10 years hard labor for spying.

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