December 07, 2023

North Korea releases Canadian citizen on “humanitarian” grounds

State media says Lim Hyeon-soo released on "sick bail"

North Korea has released Canadian citizen Lim Hyeon-soo from custody for humanitarian reasons, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday.

Lim, a Reverend at the Light Presbyterian Korean Church in Toronto, was sentenced to a life of hard labor by the North Korean regime in December of 2015 for numerous charges, including attempting to overthrow the North Korean government.