North Korea confirmed Thursday that it is preparing to indict an American who was reportedly arrested for proselytizing.

Jun Young Su has been held since November last year, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. The report did not state what crime he was accused of, but South Korean media have reported an American was detained for spreading Christianity. He is the latest U.S. citizen to be detained in the reclusive communist state in recent years.

North Korea informed Washington of the detention and Jun has been given access to Swedish Embassy officials in Pyongyang, the news agency said.

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