North Korea releases Canadian pastor on ‘sick bail’

North Korea releases Canadian pastor on ‘sick bail’

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North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who was serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons.

Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on “sick bail” following a decision by the country’s Central Court.
The agency did not provide further details.

Mr Lim was convicted and sentenced in 2015 on charges of trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system and helping US and South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens.

Mr Lim’s release comes two months after the death of a US college student shortly after he was released from North Korea in a coma.

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