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NKorea says it deports American woman for making secret videos during humanitarian trips

  • Sandra Suh, right, hugs an unidentified woman at the arrival gate of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Sandra Suh, right, hugs an unidentified woman at the arrival gate of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sandra Suh, center, holds the hand of an unidentified woman as they walk from the arrival gate of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Sandra Suh, center, holds the hand of an unidentified woman as they walk from the arrival gate of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sandra Suh, second from right, walks out from the arrival gate of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Sandra Suh, second from right, walks out from the arrival gate of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, April 9, 2015. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country over the past 20 years, accusing her of engaging in "plot-breeding and propaganda."(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

North Korea says it has deported an American who frequently visited the North over 20 years for "plot-breeding and propaganda."

The short announcement late Wednesday by the North's state media gave her name as Suh Sandra. It wasn't clear if the name was in Korean style with the surname first.

The report gave few details but suggested that she had made unflattering secret videos during humanitarian trips "out of inveterate repugnancy" toward Pyongyang.

North Korea has occasionally detained foreigners for what it considered missionary work or "anti-state" activities.

Pyongyang says it decided to deport the American because of her "old age" and after she admitted that she'd "seriously insulted" its citizens' trust in leader Kim Jong Un.

A U.S. Embassy official in Seoul didn't immediately have details.