February 22, 2024

Kenneth Bae was arrested for plotting “Operation Jericho”

KCNA also lists "propaganda materials" held by Bae, including National Geographic film

SEOUL – Detained American Kenneth Bae was arrested for carrying “propaganda materials” into North Korea, including a copy of a 2007 National Geographic documentary called “Don’t tell my mother I’m in North Korea,’ North Korean state media reported early Friday morning.

The article, released by the KCNA, identified Bae as being a Youth With a Mission (YWAM) missionary. Bae was dispatched to China by the evangelical organization in April 2006, the article said, and was head of a YWAM mission known as “Operation Jericho.”