An American missionary who spent almost two years in a North Korean labor camp, where 30 guards watched over only him as he toiled for more than eight hours a day, says they wanted to know all about America.
How much does a house cost? Does everyone really own their own home and car? Those were the questions Kenneth Bae was asked by locals who were clueless about life in the United States.
Now Bae, who was imprisoned in a foreigners camp in Pyongyang for 735 days on charges of trying to overthrow the government, is promoting a new book he penned about the ordeal — and campaigning for the release of a Canadian pastor who is going through the same thing.
Hyeon Soo Lim, the 62-year-old leader of a 3000-member church in Mississauga, Ont., has been in detention since last February and is serving out a sentence of life with hard labor for crimes against the state. North Korean prosecutors claim he entered the country more than 100 times under the false pretense of humanitarian work, while actually trying to overthrow the regime through religion.
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