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Health of Christian missionary held in Pyongyang labour camp deteriorates
The family of Kenneth Bae, also known as Pae Jun-ho, report he has been hospitalized near the capital. Sentenced to 15 years hard labor he is no longer able to work: "He's 45 years old, has diabetes and a heart malformation. We are very worried. "
Pyongyang arrests "accomplices" of South Korean missionary: they risk being shot
The Stalinist regime interns "tens of people" in a labor camp for political prisoners, guilty of having helped Kim Jeong- wook, a Christian missionary accused of “spying”, who illegally entered the country. Exiles from the North: "They will be shot. Or, if things go well, they will end locked up in the state camps”
02/05/2013 NORTH KOREA - USA
Pyongyang sentences American Christian to 15 years hard labor
Kenneth Bae is defined by some sources as a "devout Christian" who, in his visits to the North as a tour operator, always sought to keep the evangelization of the people alive. The United States had requested his release: Now, according to some analysts, a deal could open up in exchange for humanitarian aid.
24/05/2011 NORTH KOREA
Still some Christians “alive and respected” under Kim regime
South Korean Protestant Pastor: "In North Korea there are still about 40 thousand Christians: some tortured and committed to labour camps, but who set an example for everyone." The Catholic Church does not confirm these figures but praises the attitude of those who managed to escape, "missionary of hope for us all."
25/08/2010 NORTH KOREA - USA
Jimmy Carter in Pyongyang to seek release of US prisoner
Mahle Aijalon Gomes is accused of having entered the country illegally and was sentenced to a fine of 700 thousand dollars and 8 years in a labour camp. Last month he attempted suicide. North Korea had invited Carter also to reduce tensions with the South and the U.S..
04/01/2008 NORTH KOREA
"Labour hero” executed for setting up private farm
Reported by the South Korean humanitarian group, Good Friends: the man was in charge of a private farm co-op, but he had tried to exploit land for personal use. Accused of “betrayal”, he was shot along with two colleagues and now their families are interned in a labour camp.
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