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朝鲜拘留第四名美国公民

North Korean media says the government is holding another United States citizen.

朝鲜媒体称朝鲜政府正在持有另一名美国公民。

The official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday for suspected hostile acts.

韩国中央通讯社称,金克松星期六因涉嫌 敌对行为 被扣留。

Kim worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. He is the second university instructor to be arrested in the past two months.

金先生在平壤科技大学工作。 他是过去两个月被捕的第二名大学教师。

Last month, North Korean officials detained Pyongyang University accounting professor Kim Sang Dok. The government said he was arrested for committing criminal acts. He was accused of acts of hostility aimed to overturn the rule of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


上个月,北韩官员拘留了平壤大学会计教授金生铎。 政府说他因犯 罪 而被捕。 他被指控为了推翻朝鲜领导人金正恩的统治的 敌对行为 。

In a statement, the U.S. State Department said it knows about the latest detention. It said The security of U.S. citizens is one of the department s highest priorities. When a U.S. citizen is reported to be detained in North Korea, we work with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang to try to secure their freedom.

在一份声明中,美国国务院表示知道最近的拘留。 它说: 美国公民的安全是该部门的最高优先事项之一。 当一名美国公民据报被扣留在北韩时,我们与瑞典驻平壤大使馆合作,试图确保他们的自由。

Kim s detention comes as tensions between the two countries increase over North Korea s missile and nuclear programs. The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to waters off the Korean coast as a warning to North Korea to cut back on its military activities.

金的拘留是由于两国之间的紧张关系加剧了朝鲜的导弹和核计划,美国派出一个航空母舰罢工小组向朝鲜海岸的水域发出警告,要求朝鲜减少其军事活动。

In the past, North Korea has detained U.S. citizens to use as bargaining chips in negotiations with the U.S. Government.

过去,北韩已经扣留了美国公民作为谈判筹码与美国政府进行谈判。

Last year, North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, to 15 years of hard labor. The sentence was announced after he admitted he tried to steal a propaganda sign.

去年,北韩判处弗吉尼亚大学的奥托 温比尔(Otto Warmbier)15年的辛勤工作。 这份罪名在他承认他试图窃取宣传信号后就宣布了。

And Kim Dong Chul is serving 10 years of hard labor after being jailed on subversion charges. Kim was born in South Korea, but is believed to have U.S. citizenship.

金东楚被判入狱十多年,受到颠覆罪名。 金出生在韩国,但被人为是美国公民身份。

I m Jonathan Evans.

乔纳森 埃文斯报道。

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North Korean media says the government is holding another United States citizen.

The official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday for suspected hostile acts.

Kim worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. He is the second university instructor to be arrested in the past two months.

Last month, North Korean officials detained Pyongyang University accounting professor Kim Sang Dok. The government said he was arrested for committing criminal acts. He was accused of acts of hostility aimed to overturn the rule of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In a statement, the U.S. State Department said it knows about the latest detention. It said The security of U.S. citizens is one of the department s highest priorities. When a U.S. citizen is reported to be detained in North Korea, we work with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang to try to secure their freedom.

Kim s detention comes as tensions between the two countries increase over North Korea s missile and nuclear programs. The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to waters off the Korean coast as a warning to North Korea to cut back on its military activities.

In the past, North Korea has detained U.S. citizens to use as bargaining chips in negotiations with the U.S. government.

Last year, North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, to 15 years of hard labor. The sentence was announced after he admitted he tried to steal a propaganda sign.

And Kim Dong Chul is serving 10 years of hard labor after being jailed on subversion charges. Kim was born in South Korea, but is believed to have U.S. citizenship.

I m Jonathan Evans.

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Words in this Story

bargaining chip n. something that can be used when you are trying to make a deal

priorities n. goals or objectives; the things that someone cares about and thinks are important

instructor n. someone who teaches, like a college teacher