Kenneth Bae

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

Jailed Kenneth Bae has pleaded for US help. Photo: Reuters

Tensions heightened on the Korean peninsula yesterday as North Korea cancelled a US envoy's visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang.

Monday, 10 February, 2014, 10:42pm

Mother of jailed American Kenneth Bae meets ailing son in Pyongyang

Myunghee Bae. Photo: Reuters

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 acts".

12 Oct 2013 - 3:29am

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

Terri Chung cries during a speech at a vigil for Kenneth Bae in Seattle. Photo: Reuters

The United States is sending a senior envoy to North Korea to seek the release of an ailing Korean-American sentenced to 15 years hard labour, the State Department said on Tuesday.

28 Aug 2013 - 10:21am

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

Terri Chung, sister of Kenneth Bae, at a vigil for her brother in Seattle. Photo: Reuters

An American Christian missionary imprisoned in North Korea is in deteriorating health and has been moved from a prison work camp to a hospital within the past two weeks, his sister said at a vigil for her brother on Saturday.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:52am

Rodman asks pal Kim to free jailed American

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korea and US play in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang. Photo: AP

Basketball hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman, who forged an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a recent trip, has appealed for the freedom of an American sentenced to 15 years in prison.

9 May 2013 - 1:29am

North Korea says jailed American Kenneth Bae not a 'bargaining chip'

Kenneth Bae, shown on television news in South Korea, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea. Photo: AP

Pyongyang said on Thursday it had sentenced Pae, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, to 15 years' hard labour for "hostile acts" aimed at toppling the communist regime.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US calls for North Korea amnesty for sentenced American

Kenneth Bae. Photo: AP

The US called on Thursday for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour for “hostile acts” against the state.

3 May 2013 - 12:29pm