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In this file image made from a March 2, 2017, video, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China. The Intermediate People's Court of Dandong City, a Chinese border city near North Korea, sentenced Spavor on Wednesday, saying he illegally provided state secrets to overseas contacts. AP Photo/File hide caption

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Policemen wearing face masks patrol at the compound of No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing on Monday, as Canadian Michael Kovrig went on trial in a closed courtroom for espionage. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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