Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

September 1, 2014 6:34 PM

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Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews set up by the North Korean government.

The three men, one serving a 15-year sentence and two awaiting trial in the isolated country, spoke to a visiting CNN reporting crew in tightly controlled circumstances. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as “urgent.”

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