From the North Korea Times:
A US citizen accused of crossing into North Korea from China has been convicted and sentenced to eight years of hard labour, North Korean state media reported Wednesday.
Aijalon Mahli Gomes, arrested Jan 25 and charged with ‘hostility’ to North Korea and illegal entry, was tried Tuesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Gomes ‘admitted to all the charges,’ Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said.
The trial was attended by Swedish embassy officials in Pyongyang, according to the report.
Meanwhile, North Korea is preparing for the birthday celebration of their leader, Kim Il Sung, and has issued a a set of commemorative “Day of Sun” stamps.
Day of Sun Stamps Issued
Pyongyang, April 6 (KCNA) — Four individual stamps have been issued in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to commemorate the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President
Kim Il Sung (April 15).
Seen in the stamps are embroidery “Tiger”, ceramic crafts “Manchurian Crane” and “Eagle” and a stuffed tortoise the President received from a head of state, prominent figures and people of other countries.
The stamps represent deep reverence of people across the world for the President, who made an immortal contribution to the Korean revolution and the cause of human independence.
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