True, although that is the claim of the North Korean government.
State news agency KCNA previously reported that Miller had torn up his tourist visa during his trip and said he wanted asylum.
At Sunday’s 90-minute trial at the North Korean Supreme Court, the prosecution argued this was a ruse that Miller hoped would enable him to commit espionage against North Korea, the Associated Press reported from Pyongyang.
The court said Miller had admitted to having the “wild ambition” of experiencing prison life in order to carry out a secret investigation of North Korea’s human rights situation, AP said. The prosecution alleged that Miller had claimed, falsely, that his iPad and iPod contained secret information about the U.S. military in South Korea.
I don’t think we will know what truly motivated him until he leaves North Korea.