May 17, 2022

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Ken Bae says U.S. media, family hampering pardon potential

North Korean media time release to coincide with lunchtime news on U.S. East Coast

North Korean media released an interview with American prisoner Kenneth Bae on Monday in which he complained that Western observers confused about his “guilt” were hampering a potential early release.

Bae said that comments about his “innocence” made by his sister, Western media and even U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were putting him in a "difficult situation."