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Two US tourists held in N. Korea seek US help: Report

Published on Aug 2, 2014 3:13 PM
This file handout photo obtained June 10, 2014 courtesy of The City of Moraine, Ohio shows Jeffrey Fowle. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SEOUL (AFP) - Two American citizens facing trial in North Korea called for help from the US government to secure their release from what they feared could be lengthy prison terms, a news report said.

Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle told a local AP Television news crew Friday that they were in good health and were being treated well, being allowed daily walks.

North Korea said in June it would put the two on trial on charges including "perpetrating hostile acts".

The official KCNA news agency said suspicions about "hostile acts" by Miller and Fowle had been confirmed by evidence and their testimony.

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