North Korea releases Canadian pastor serving life sentence in prison

10 Августа, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • North Korea prisoner Lim Hyeon-soo

Mr. Lim said during his news conference that the bags of food he had donated across North Korea had carried the sign of the cross and phrases from the Bible.

While U.S. President Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" as tensions between the two countries escalated Tuesday night, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was taking a quieter line with Pyongyang-with great effect. "I used to think they deified their leaders too much, but as I read the memoirs of both Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, they never called themselves gods", he added.

"A nuclear power like North Korea that has shown a level of irresponsibility", he said, pausing for several seconds as he searched for the right words, finally continuing, "fundamental irresponsibility-to not to use a word like insane which I will not use-is a real concern".

Lim, accompanied by his wife and son, is expected to return to Canada on Thursday and will be hospitalised on arrival at his wife's request, a source familiar with the matter said.

A plane carrying medical personnel, senior Canadian officials, and a letter to Kim Jong-un were sent to Pyongyang. But his family said he arrived in a state of coma, and eventually died on 19 June.

Canadian Senator Yonah Martin, who advocated for Lim's release, said Lim was hospitalised during his imprisonment.

Читайте также: United States fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone

"A Canadian government delegation is now in Pyongyang, DPRK, to discuss Pastor Lim's case", AFP news agency cited Trudeau spokesman Cameron Ahmad as saying, referring to North Korea's official name.

Since Lim, who formerly led Light Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was detained, the Korean community in numerous locations held multiple prayer gatherings for his release, including in Canada, the USA, and South Korea.

Since 2010, most of the foreign nationals detained in North Korea have had ties to the church, including Americans Robert Park and Jeffrey Fowles and Australian John Short.

The US State Department has since announced a travel ban that will take effect next month, preventing almost all US citizens from visiting North Korea, with the exception of journalists and humanitarian workers.

He had carried out religious work and helped open an orphanage, and nursing home during one of what his family said was more than 100 visits.

Sitting down with reporters for the first time in January 2016, Lim said that he was the sole worker in that particular labor camp, digging holes for eight hours a day, six days a week.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • Disney unveils new statute to honor toddler killed by alligator

    Disney unveils new statute to honor toddler killed by alligator

    Signs at other Walt Disney World bodies of water did caution visitors about alligators and snakes. Disney closed its beaches the next day as authorities searched for the alligator and the boy.
    New Reduced Price For Base Tesla Model X

    New Reduced Price For Base Tesla Model X

    United States electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn (£1.15bn) to fund production of its new Model 3 auto . That's a far cry from the 5000 run rate promised by Tesla for this year end, let alone the 10000/week target for 2018.
    Morkel strikes twice to give South Africa a glimmer

    Morkel strikes twice to give South Africa a glimmer

    Another individual who may find his involvement with England end with the series, temporarily at least, is Keaton Jennings . Broad had earlier claimed the final wicket of South Africa's first innings.
  • PS4 firmware 5.0 will bring 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming to PS4 Pro

    PS4 firmware 5.0 will bring 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming to PS4 Pro

    Expect 5.00 sometime in the near future alongside an overhauled PlayStation App that isn't quite as useless as it now is. The company has yet to detail the patch publicly, but Eurogamer has obtained a copy of the update's release notes.
    The Dodgers just finished the best 50-game stretch in 105 years

    The Dodgers just finished the best 50-game stretch in 105 years

    He's also on pace to be the first player with 40 home runs at age-21 or younger season since Eddie Mathews did it in 1953. The Dodgers will be off on Monday as they travel to Phoenix where they will face the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
    Jaguars place left tackle Branden Albert on reserve/retired list

    Jaguars place left tackle Branden Albert on reserve/retired list

    Albert, 32, has earned two trips to the Pro Bowl and remains one of the better pass-protecting left tackles in the NFL . On July 31 , Albert retired after participating in three training-camp practices, the Florida Times-Union reported .
  • Trump Promises

    Trump Promises "Fire And Fury" For North Korea

    Asked about the report Tuesday morning on Fox, Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations , said she couldn't comment. The Post story, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence officials, said the confidential analysis was completed last month by the U.S.
    Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

    Prosecutors seek 12 years in jail for Samsung heir

    The de facto leader of the Samsung business empire could face up to a dozen years behind bars if prosecutors get their way. Samsung's lawyers do not contest having donated a large sum of money to the entities controlled by Choi.
    Monaco join Chelsea, Man U in race for Barca defender

    Monaco join Chelsea, Man U in race for Barca defender

    Manchester United have reportedly considered making a move for Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto . Throughout the summer, Man United and Chelsea appear to have been at loggerheads.
  • Sarah Harding's breakdown on CBB raises concerns for doctors

    Sarah Harding's breakdown on CBB raises concerns for doctors

    Before heading into the Borehamwood bungalow last week, Jemma opened up to Closer magazine about her addiction to plastic surgery. She wrote: "I've managed to watch a couple of episodes and it's actually really weird seeing someone you know so well in there.
    Trump, Moon discuss North Korea's 'grave and growing direct threat'

    Trump, Moon discuss North Korea's 'grave and growing direct threat'

    The Chinese envoy also urged the United States and South Korea not to increase tensions because the situation is in a "critical point".
    72nd anniversary of atomic bombing marked by prayers

    72nd anniversary of atomic bombing marked by prayers

    Japanese officials have criticised the treaty as deepening a divide between countries with and without nuclear arms. Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks, in 1945.


Popular

Trump calls opioid deaths 'a tremendous problem' but doesn't declare national emergency
Trump stressed a continued focus on punishing drug dealers and tightening immigration to prevent drugs from entering the U.S. The Obama administration declared an emergency last August in Puerto Rico over the Zika virus , for example.

High Turnout In Kenya Elections Despite Fear Of Violence
In 2007, the disputed vote escalated in to violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and 600,000 displaced from their homes. He said his father would have been proud of what Kenyans had achieved and he urged voters to be peaceful.

White Sox place concussed OF Willy Garcia on DL
The real risk of claiming a player in August is if he's expensive and the original team just says, "You take his contract". A judge sentenced 19-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio, to three to 15 years in prison in the August 2016 robbery.

Taylor Swift jury questionnaire asks potential jurors if they're fans of hers
In addition to Swift, Mueller named her mother and a member of her team as defendants in the lawsuit . Opening statements are expected on Tuesday afternoon in a case that could last two weeks.

After Two Years Of PS4 Exclusivity, Xbox One Spotify App Launches Today
Microsoft has detailed that users will be able to customize their Home screen to show off friends or games of your choice. A new activity feed layout has also been added to the community section, which will offer more content to view.

8-year-old discovers body of man killed in Cleveland shooting
That's when two people inside the auto chased her down on the interstate, shooting at her vehicle. The woman drove off of I-90 and exited at the East 55th Street ramp, where she called 911.

Teen left bleeding after vicious 'sea flea' attack
Experts have confirmed that yes, it could have been an onslaught of sea lice, but a full investigation is yet to be conducted. At first, Jarrod said hospital staff were at a loss with what had happened when they first arrived.

Pakistan can witness second lunar eclipse of 2017: PMD
The state weather bureau said lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers don't need to use protective filters for the eyes. The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report.

Fox Host Eric Bolling Suspended Pending Results Of Lewd Text Messages Probe
Before getting a spot on " Fox News Specialists ", Bolling was a co-host on the popular evening program, " The Five ". According to the Huffington Post , Bolling was also caught making misogynistic comments on air.

Israel targets Al Jazeera offices; to take the network off-air
Al Jazeera reported on its website that it was blocked from attending the news conference where Mr Kara made the announcement. Kara said Al Jazeera should be banned from broadcasting from Israel on grounds of incitement.

Tendencies