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N. Korea gives details of allegations against American

Says man worked to undermine Kim’s regime

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea delivered its most in-depth account yet of the case against a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years’ hard labor, accusing him late Thursday of smuggling in inflammatory literature and trying to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a border city hotel.

Still, the long list of allegations included no statement from Kenneth Bae, other than claims that he confessed and did not want an attorney present during his sentencing last week for what Pyongyang called hostile acts against the state.

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