May 29, 2024
Opinion

Moral sanctions should follow N.Korea’s latest detention

No one should pretend that the Pyongyang regime has credibility – or tolerate those that do

On December 16, Lim Hyeon-soo, a South Korean-born Canadian pastor, became the latest in a series of foreign missionaries who had been arrested and tried for committing various “crimes against the North Korean state” – crimes that include plotting to overthrow the North Korean leadership by “undermining the worship of Kim Jong Un” and “luring and abducting” North Korean citizens.

Never mind that Pastor Lim has visited North Korea more than a hundred times and that his church has supported a nursing home, a nursery, and an orphanage in that country since 1996 when it was suffering from a famine. Don't ever let it be said that no good deed ever goes unpunished.

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