December 05, 2023

North Korea parades detained Canadian pastor at press conference

Pastor missing since January shown for first time, reads statement of guilt at press conference

A Korean-Canadian pastor took part in a press conference on Thursday, admitting to alleged crimes against the state in his first appearance in Pyongyang since his detention in the country in late January.

Reverend Hyeon-soo Lim, filmed by the Associated Press (AP) reading a statement, admitted to “severely slandering” the DPRK leadership and system in order to overthrow it and establish a religious state in North Korea.