Latest News Wires North Korea says American who entered illegally not a prisoner

Speaking in Pyongyang on Sunday, Arturo Martinez from El Paso, Texas strongly criticized US government policy. His mother said her son had recently escaped from a psychiatric hospital before entering North Korea. 

By , Associated Press

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North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been put into custody and is seeking asylum in Venezuela.