- Two experts from Pyongyang university detained in three weeks
- News of detention follows accusations of plot to kill Kim Jong Un
(CNN)In the last three weeks, two US citizens have been detained by the North Korean regime.
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• Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in international trade and hotel services, was arrested in 2015 and is serving 10 years on espionage charges.
• Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for removing a political sign.
• Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained in Pyongyang in 2017 and accused of attempting to overthrow the government.
• Kim Hak-song, a native Korean born in China (Jin Xue Song is the Chinese version of his name) and professor working at the same university as Tony Kim was detained May 6 on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime.
Americans released in 2014:
• Kenneth Bae served nearly two years of hard labor after accusations he was part of a Christian plot to overthrow the regime.
• Matthew Todd Miller was also accused of "hostile acts" after tearing up his tourist visa and seeking asylum after entering North Korea.
• Jeffrey Fowle spent five months in a North Korean prison after being caught with a Bible inside the country.