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(LEAD) N. Korea sentences Korean-American to 15 years hard labor
SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea sentenced a Korean-American tour operator detained in the country to 15 years of hard labor Thursday on charges of unspecified anti-state crimes, Pyongyang official media said.

"The Highest Court handed down the 15-year labor sentence to Bae Joon-ho who committed crimes against the country," the (North) Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch.