Matthew Todd Miller entered North Korea in April using a tourist visa and then demanded asylum from the isolated communist nation. He was convicted of committing “hostile acts” against the People’s Republic.
CNN spoke to Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle at a hotel in Pyongyang
“We support the efforts … of Reverend Jackson to bring Kenneth Bae home. So again we want him to come home, the North Koreans should release him,” a State Department spokeswoman says.
An unlikely trio has been instrumental in helping Rodman travel to see his “friend,” Kim Jong Un.
Kenneth Bae is serving a 15-year sentence in a North Korean labor camp. Updated with comments from Jen Psaki.
Terri Chung, the sister of the American man being held captive by the North Korean government, says she was “shocked and just outraged,” after seeing Dennis Rodman’s wild CNN interview Tuesday.
“I don’t really know what to expect for my trip,” Myunghee Bae says.
“You’ve gone too far,” a friend of Bae’s says after Rodman’s refusal to ask for the prisoner’s release.
The former NBA star arrived in Beijing Friday after a visit to North Korea.
“I’m not going to North Korea to discuss freeing Kenneth Bae,” Rodman told Reuters.
As North Korea bars a State Department envoy, Bae’s options look slim.
Dennis Rodman, former NBA star and buddy of Kim Jong-un, appears to have given up.
The former NBA star promised to try to rescue imprisoned American Kenneth Bae in a trip planned for Aug. 1. That deadline has come and gone.
“No tweet about Rouhani comments was removed,” a spokesman says.
No “immediate plans,” says Carter’s spokeswoman.
Kenneth Bae, a Washington state resident, is accused of trying to establish an anti-Pyongyang base in North Korea.
American Kenneth Bae has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. But Dennis Rodman is on the case.