South Korea Urges Release Of Its Missionary Sentenced To Life In North Korea, by Narae Kim, Salem Radio Network News
"The South Korean government urged North Korea on Sunday to release a South Korean missionary, Kim Jong Uk, who was sentenced to life with hard labor by a North Korean court on Friday.
“'It is regrettable that North Korea went ahead with perfunctory trial procedures in a unilateral manner and gave our citizen severe punishment. We strongly urge North Korea to release and repatriate our citizen to South Korea as soon as possible,” South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a statement.
"North Korea sentenced Kim to life with hard labor on Friday after convicting him of espionage and setting up an underground church. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency reported that the missionary had admitted his guilt at the court...'