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‘U.S. Spy’ Arrested in North Korea

An American is being held in North Korea on espionage charges following allegations that he spied on behalf of South Korean interests. Kim Dong Chul, a naturalized American citizen, told CNN that he used to live in Fairfax, Virginia, before he moved to China and began commuting to North Korea. “I’m asking the U.S. or South Korean government to rescue me,” Kim said during an interview at a hotel in the Hermit Kingdom’s capital. Kim said he was arrested in October 2015. He added, “I was tasked with taking photos of military secrets and ‘scandalous’ scenes.”