Please read Missionary Still Locked Up in North Korea, but US Isn't Giving Up, by David Brunnstrom, at Charisma News.
"The United States is still hopeful of securing the release of an American missionary being held in North Korea, the U.S. human rights envoy for the country said on Thursday, even though two trips he has had scheduled for the purpose have been canceled.
"Ambassador Robert King said there had been no progress on the Kenneth Bae case since his last trip was called off in February.
"'We are hopeful; we continue to press," King told Reuters. "I have had two trips canceled, but we are hopeful that the right circumstances will occur and we will be able to do something."
"King also said the United States has yet to decide whether to press for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court after a report from a United Nations panel last month accused the reclusive state of crimes against humanity that evoked Nazi-era atrocities.
"Analysts say such a move would likely provoke a veto by North Korea's main ally, China, something the United States might wish to avoid."