Plea For Release
Three Americans detained by North Korea urged Washington to send a high-ranking official to secure their release. Jeffrey Fowle, Mathew Miller, and Kenneth Bae made the plea to The Associated Press and CNN in a rare example of North Korea granting foreign media interviews. “The only hope that I have is to have someone from the U.S. comes,” said Bae in the interview conducted under the watchful eye of regime officials. Bae who has been held since 2012 is accused of “hostile acts” to bring down the government.