North Korea has confirmed that it has arrested a US citizen and is preparing to charge him with "committing a crime" against the country
The US state department announced the arrest on Tuesday and is calling for the detainee's release on humanitarian grounds.
The US has not named him, but said that Swedish diplomats had visited him.
The Swedish embassy in Pyongyang looks after American interests, as there are no diplomatic relations between North Korea and the US.
North Korea did not specify the crimes of which the man had been accused.
But South Korean media reports suggested he was a Korean-American businessman who could have been involved in Christian missionary work.
North Korea sees organised religious activity as a potential challenge to the leadership.
Let's hope that the North Koreans have the good sense to execute this one, to discourage the practice.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Jun Young-su is a Korean-American and quoted sources in Washington as saying a detainee, identified as a California businessman in his 60s, has been accused of getting involved in unauthorized religious activities in North Korea.
"I understand many churches in the Korean community in the U.S. have been engaging in missionary work in North Korea," a source told Yonhap. "In the process, such a mishap might have happened."
Carter is scheduled to make a private visit to Pyongyang along with a group of diplomats this month for nuclear weapons talks, and the BBC reported he may raise the American's detention at that time
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OH NO! Not again....what humiliation is Carter going to subject himself to this time to save a fool?