September 23, 2020

Jailed pastor interviewed in N.Korea, family plead for action

Holding hostages is Pyongyang's typical way of negotiating with foreign nations, says expert

A Korean-Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea was interviewed with CNN on Monday, after which his family urged the Canadian government to accelerate his return home.

The exclusive interview by CNN Lim Hyeon-soo took place in a Pyongyang on Monday by. Lim was filmed in gray prisoner clothing, with his hair cut short in prisoner style and was escorted by two North Korean prison guards who watched his every movement, including getting up and sitting down in the chair.