SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean state media says detained American Matthew Miller will be tried next Sunday. The announcement came less than a week after the detainee made a rare foreign media appearance to plead for help.
Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that the Supreme Court decided to "judge" Miller on Sept. 14. It did not elaborate on specific charges against him, although past reports have accused him of hostile acts.
Miller was detained after entering the country April 10, when he tore up his tourist visa at the airport and shouted that he wanted to seek asylum, KCNA has reported.
Last week, Miller and two other detained Americans made a rare foreign media appearance and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate their freedom.