Americans detained abroad

Published: Aug 20 2014 09:43:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2014 11:16:13 AM EDT

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

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In June 2014, North Korea announced that it had detained Jeffrey Edward Fowle, a U.S. citizen it says entered the country as a tourist on April 29 and broke the law. Fowle was part of a tour group and was detained in mid-May after allegedly leaving a Bible in a hotel where he had been staying. In October, Jeffrey Fowle was released and is now back in Ohio with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some are not.

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