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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Tensions on Korean peninsula heighten ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... by the North's decision to rescind- without explanation- its invitation to Robert King, the US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues. King had hoped to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, who was arrested in November 2012 and later sentenced to 15 years' hard labour on charges of seeking to topple the North Korean government. Bae, a tour operator, was described by a North Korean court ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Mother of jailed American Kenneth Bae meets ailing son in Pyongyang

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Seoul Kenneth Bae- who was jailed for 'hostile acts'- reports that his health is 'still not good' Mother meets ailing son in Pyongyang North Korea has allowed the mother of Kenneth Bae to visit her ailing son almost a year after the American tour operator and missionary was detained and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for "hostile ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US sends envoy to North Korea to seek citizen Kenneth Bae’s release

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 10:21am

    ... of an ailing Korean-American sentenced to 15 years hard labour, the State Department said on Tuesday. Kenneth Bae was tried at a time of high tension between the United States and North Korea over ... mission “focused on securing the release of US citizen Kenneth Bae.” Bae, a tour operator whose Korean name is Pae Jun-ho, was arrested in November last year as he entered the hardline communist ...

  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    American jailed in North Korea Kenneth Bae moved to hospital, says sister

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... camp to a hospital within the past two weeks, his sister said at a vigil for her brother on Saturday. Kenneth Bae was sentenced in May to 15 years of hard labour after North Korea’s Supreme Court convicted him of state subversion. The court said Bae, 45, had used his tourism business to form groups to overthrow the government. Bae was detained in November as he led a tour group ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US citizen Kenneth Bae sent back to labour camp after hospital treatment

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Jailed for allegedly plotting to overthrow North Korean government, Kenneth Bae is released from hospital to resume 15-years' hard labour U.S. citizen back in labour camp North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, which could complicate efforts to win his release. In an interview ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Dennis Rodman offers to take Kenneth Bae's place in a North Korean jail

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 06:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ex-NBA star criticised for view on Kenneth Bae's jailing by Pyongyang would serve his sentence Rodman offers to go to jail in place of Christian ... for the family of Kenneth Bae, 45, a devout Christian tour operator arrested in November 2012 and later sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly importing "inflammatory" material. ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Jailed missionary Kenneth Bae apologises to North Korea

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:22am by AP and Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Seattle Washington requests to send special envoy to Pyongyang to secure freedom for Kenneth Bae Family of jailed missionary pleads for his release The supporters of an American missionary held for more than a year in North Korea were both heartbroken and encouraged by a brief news conference in which Kenneth Bae, wearing a grey cap and inmate's uniform ...

  8. News - World - Labour camps

    Rodman appears to blame US missionary Kenneth Bae for getting jailed in North Korea

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington and Beijing Dennis Rodman, in a television interview on Tuesday, appeared to blame Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae for his captivity in North Korea, the latest ... in this country? Dennis Rodman “If you understand what Kenneth Bae did … Do you understand what he did in this country? Why is he held captive in this country?” Rodman said, declining to respond ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American Kenneth Bae, imprisoned in North Korea, in 'failing' health, says sister

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 04:30pm by Reuters in Seattle

    ... Reuters in Seattle Imprisoned US missionary writes of 'desperation' Letters sent home by Kenneth Bae, an American citizen imprisoned in North Korea for alleged crimes against the state, show a "new note of desperation", his sister said, as the US seeks to prevent the Christian missionary from becoming a high-profile diplomatic bargaining chip. Bae was sentenced ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Jailed US citizen Kenneth Bae meets mother in North Korea

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Kenneth Bae is said to be suffering serious health problems and to have lost more than 23 kilograms since being jailed The mother of Kenneth Bae, a US citizen jailed in North Korea, was allowed to meet with her ailing son on Friday and said he “did not look that bad”, according to a report. Myunghee Bae met her son, being held on charges of attempting ...




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