US tourist held in North Korea "loves adventure", says attorney
Published on Jun 10, 2014 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US tourist being held in North Korea loves adventure and "new cultures," his family's attorney said in a statement on Monday.
North Korea said on Friday that the US citizen was detained for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a brief report that Jeffrey Edward Fowle was being questioned by authorities after violating visa regulations.
"Fifty-six-year-old Jeffrey Fowle, beloved husband of Tanya for 14 years, and father of three incredible children: Alex (12), Chris (10), and Stephanie (9), was traveling to North Korea on vacation as a part of a tour," attorney Timothy Tepe said in the release, carried on WHIO television.
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