A North Korean court has sentenced a Korean-American man to 10 years of hard labor.
Kim Dong Chul was given the sentence on Friday after the court found him guilty on subversion charges.
Kim is a naturalized citizen of the United States. He admitted last month that he had attempted to steal North Korean military secrets. His confession took place in front of
reporters in Pyongyang. He was arrested in October 2015.
His confession came a week after a North Korean court sentenced Otto Warmbier, an American college student, to 15 years of hard labor. The court acted after Warmbier said he had
attempted to steal a propaganda banner.
Observers note that North Korean officials likely pressured the confessions of both men.
Tensions between the United States and North Korea have risen in recent months because of the North's nuclear weapons and long-range rocket tests.
The U.S., South Korea and Japan have increased their defense readiness in response to the tests.
U.S. and South Korean forces held their yearly joint military exercises in March. Those exercises were described as the largest ever.
Also in March, the United Nations Security Council approved the strongest sanctions yet on North Korea for its nuclear and missile activities.
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2.guilty adj.内疚的; 有罪的
Her plea of guilty to manslaughter through provocation was rejected.
3.subversion n.颠覆活动;破坏; 覆灭
He was arrested in parliament on charges of subversion for organizing the demonstration.
4.confession n.承认，自首; 忏悔
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They even set up their own news agency to peddle anti-isolationist propaganda.
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7.approve vt.& vi.赞成，同意
The council is considering whether to approve of the use of firearms.
1.He admitted last month that he had attempted to steal North Korean military secrets.
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2.The U.S., South Korea and Japan have increased their defense readiness in response to the tests.
in response to对…做出反应
Sudan even threat-ened to mobilize in response to the ultima-tums.
法庭发现Kim Dong Chul颠覆活动罪名成立，于周五宣布了判决结果。
Kim是美国一名入籍公民。他上月承认曾试图窃取朝鲜军事机密 。他在平壤诸多记者面前承认了自己的罪行 。他在2015年10月被捕 。
一周之前，朝鲜法庭判处美国大学生Otto Warmbier15年的苦役。Warmbier承认自己试图窃取一条宣传横幅之后，法庭采取了行动 。