PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- North Korea on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" while visiting the country as a tourist.
Miller, 24, was detained by law enforcement in April after North Korea authorities said they collected evidence and testimony proving he and another American, Jeffrey Fowle, 56, were "perpetrating hostile acts after entering" the country.
Law enforcement accused Miller of tearing up his visa at the Pyongyang airport, asking for asylum.
In an interview with CNN and the Associated Press earlier this month, Miller admitted his guilt, but failed to explain exactly what his crime was.
"I prepared to violate the law of [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] before coming here. And I deliberately committed my crime," he said.