North Korea said Monday it is preparing to indict two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.
"Their hostile acts were confirmed by evidence and their own testimonies," Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said in a short report, referring to Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller who are being held by the isolated country. It gave no details on when they would face court. Miller is also referred to as Matthew Miller Todd.
KCNA said North Korea is making preparations to bring them before a court.
Fowle, a 56-year-old street repairs worker from Miamisburg, Ohio, was arrested after entering North Korea as a tourist on April 29 and and North Korea's state media said in June that authorities were investigating him for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. A spokesman for Fowle's family said he was not on a mission for his church.
Miller, 24, was taken into custody by North Korean officials after entering the country in the same month, ripping up his tourist visa and demanding asylum, according to state media. Miller was traveling alone, said a statement from Uri Tours, the travel agency that took the 24 year-old to North Korea. The statement was published on the company's website, according to Reuters.