Korean-American held in North Korea confesses to trying to steal military secrets: media

March 25, 2016 7:26 AM

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SEOUL A Korean-American man who had been detained in North Korea has confessed to trying to steal military secrets from the isolated state, Japan's Kyodo and China's Xinhua news agencies reported on Friday.

Kim Dong Chul, who previously said he was a naturalized American citizen and was arrested in North Korea in October, asked for mercy during a meeting with media organizations in Pyongyang, Kyodo said.

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