June 6, 2014 7:56 am -

North Korea says a U.S. citizen who went there as a tourist broke the law.

The news brings the number of Americans believed to be held in the communist nation to three.

The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that authorities are investigating a man who it said violated the law by acting “contrary to the purpose of tourism.”

In a brief English-language article, KCNA gave the American’s name as Jeffrey Edward Fowle, saying he arrived as a tourist on April 29. It didn’t give any other details.

Citing unidentified diplomatic sources, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported that Fowle was part of a tour group and that he was detained in mid-May after allegedly leaving a Bible in a hotel where he had been staying.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. FieryLocks June 6th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    People…stop going to North Korea! When you go there as a tourist and spend money there, where do you thing that money is going and being used on? Think about it.

  2. fancypants June 6th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    think of north korea as Hotel California or play the song if your thinking about making the trip ?

  3. kurtsteinbach June 7th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    What kind of idiot says I want to go on vacation in North Korea? Smdh. Please people stop doing this. it’s like saying you want to go on vacation in Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany. It’s really stupid, and you might never come back….

  4. Elliot J. Stamler June 7th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    I have no sympathy whatsoever for any American who is so completely stupid to go touring in North Korea – or for that matter, in Iran.