There ritual gone through when North Korea imprisons the citizens the United States. They are, after all, behind bars one the most despotic countries the planet where the methods punishment, described inquiry, include extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence. Every president would move heaven and earth get the captive freed. Personal envoys get sent- including, the past, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. But what the American captive wants there? Matthew Miller who was freed November proving intriguing case the man who chose defect though later changed his mind. sought imprisonment even when the North Koreans wanted put him straight plane send him home. Continue reading the main story Start Quote think was mistake but was successful Matthew Miller NK News, respected website which interviewed Miller over several days email, paints picture "curious tourist" who went extreme holiday. told the website wanted find out what North Korea was like beyond the tourist trail. He said "just wanted have face with North Koreans answer personal questions". explain how getting arrested would help him meet North Koreans. "My main fear was that they would not arrest when arrived," said. well damaging his visa, also produced set confused and confusing notes. wrote the notebook China just before going North Korea," Miller told NK News. The notes said, among other things, that was "hacker" intent "removing the American military from South Korea". Kenneth Bae embraced family members Fellow American Kenneth Bae was also released, having been held Korea since 2012 "Perhaps the notebook was little too much over the top, they instantly knew was false and wanted know true purpose visiting." the interview, Miller also said told officials possessed military secrets, and that the North Koreans knew his brother was F-35 test pilot for the Air Force but seem care. When the North Koreans agreed not deport him, was held not some Stalinist gulag but big hotel, and then admittedly, under lock and key where number other people including fellow American Kenneth Bae were also living. was only after was sentenced September six years hard labour that was transferred more conventional prison facility "kind farm place" put News. Shortly after the sentencing, Reuters report revealed that Miller aged and originally from Bakersfield, California had obsession with Alice in Wonderland, the great work of Lewis Carroll, and had spent two years South Korea. had alter ego Preston Somerset name used when commissioned art works illustrating scenes from Carroll book. recruited gaming programmer produce music for him, artists draw men dressed Cheshire Cats, and ghostwriter help piece the whole thing, named Alice Red, together, according posts deviantArt website Reuters reported. Miller cited steampunk, genre science fiction, favourite his. well Lewis Carroll, also admired George Orwell and Oscar Wilde. Miller was immersed fantastic underworld, but more Mad Hatter Tea Party than James Bond. Most Americans who get arrested North Korea are missionaries who weigh risks spreading Christian belief aggressively atheistic state and who get caught for example Robert Park, who entered North Korea illicitly December 2009, and was released two months later, protesting would rather martyred. He says was tortured, and continues suffer serious mental trauma this day. Bangladesh Ambassador Washington Mohammad Ziauddin met Congressman Whitfield and briefed him about the current status trials International Crime Tribunals (ICTs). Bringing war criminals who had committed crimes against humanity under justice will heal wounds war and end culture impunity Bangladesh, said Ziauddin meeting held Capitol Hill, Washington. During meeting with Whitfiled, also Chairman Subcommittee Energy and Power member Bangladesh Caucus, also discussed current energy power scenario prospects renewable solar energy Bangladesh, according media release received here Friday. Bangladesh envoy also described immense initiatives successes present government under leadership Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resolve power crisis country. Ziauddin briefed him about the current economic advancements Bangladesh stated that Bangladesh maintaining over percent growth for more than decade having population nearly million. Bangladesh self-sufficient food and has made headway sustainable production rice water logged and saline areas country, added. Ambassador Ziauddin also briefed Congressman about potential connectivity South South-East Asia, where Bangladesh would center point connect economic powers like China, India and Myanmar. Congressman Whitfield appreciated immense economic development Bangladesh welcomed Ambassador Ziauddin his new assignment. Chittagong: Zimbabwe made strong reply after Bangladesh scored its highest ever total against African team the second day third test Thursday. stumps, visitors were trailing runs. Sikandar Raza was with Hamilton Masakadza stumps. They shared unbeaten for second wicket after Brian Chari nicked one off Rubel Hossain delivery Mushfiqur Rahim when naught, reports. That was the only success for Bangladesh last session Raza Masakadza played aggressive brand cricket defy spin bowlers who tormented them the last two tests. Masakadza brought his third successive fifty hitting seven fours and six. Raza brought his third his fourth test knock that included nine fours. Earlier, Bangladesh, chasing clean sweep, surpassed the previous best against Zimbabwe set Chittagong when was bowled out for its first innings. They resumed day after run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal Imrul Kayes but Zimbabwes bowlers put stronger performance over opening two sessions day two. Shakib Hasan made Mominul Haque scored while Rubel Hossain smashed quick not out entertain the local crowd. Part time spinner Sikandar Raza was most successful bowler for Zimbabwe, claiming Hamilton Masakadza Tinashe Panyangara Shingi Masakadza picked two wickets apiece. Bangladesh lost three wickets opening session Zimbabwe bowlers bowled tighter line length. Tinashe Panyangara gave side much needed breakthrough when Mominul Haque nicked one slips. Shingi Masakadza was also rewarded for his good work through morning session, removing Mahmudullah lbw for Medium pacer Hamilton Masakadza then dismissed captain Mushfiqur Rahim playing ball onto his stumps, make first session good one for tourists. Shakib Al Hasan resisted provided solid platform take side big total. was course second consecutive test century until played rash shot against flighted delivery Sikandar Raza give away his wicket. Craig Ervine leapt his right take excellent catch cover. Rubel Hossain made barrage big shots, scoring balls with four sixes take Bangladesh past fourth time test history. Jubair Hossain added runs 10th wicket, Bangladesh Zimbabwe record last wicket. Bangladesh, aiming sweep, claimed first test three wickets second runs.