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American Detained in North Korea Gets Trial Date

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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.

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SEOUL, South Korea (TheBlaze/AP) — An American detained in North Korea will be tried next Sunday, state media said.

The announcement came less than a week after Matthew Miller made a rare foreign media appearance to plead for help.

The North Korean Supreme Court decided to "judge" Miller on Sept. 14, according to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency. It did not elaborate on specific charges against him, although past reports have accused Miller 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 called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate their freedom.

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