US reaches out to North Korea for detained Korean-American’s release

The U.S. called on North Korea to grant amnesty and release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor under charges for committing “hostile acts” against the state.

US reaches out to North Korea for detained Korean-American’s release-global-annal

The said Korean-American is Kenneth Bae, 44, a resident of Washington state who is described by friends as a devout Christian and a tour operator. Apart from Bae at least sixth other Americans have been detained by North Korea since 2009.

Those detainees were either deported or released without serving their terms entirely. Some detainees were released after foreign trips to Pyongyang by prominent Americans, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Source: Yakima HeraldThe Independent, Reuters, CBS

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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