North Korea frees Canadian church leader ‘on sick bail’

North Korea frees Canadian church leader ‘on sick bail’
Hyeun-soo Lim, the Korean Canadian church leader sentenced to life in prison with hard labour, has been freed today (9 August) “on sick bail”, says a North Korean state news agency. Convicted in December 2015 by the country’s Supreme Court of numerous charges, including an attempt to overthrow the government, he had been detained . . . Read More

Otto Warmbier’s father says ‘no excuse’ for North Korea to deny son medical care

Otto Warmbier’s father says ‘no excuse’ for North Korea to deny son medical care
The father of the 22-year-old American student released, in a coma, from North Korea this week says there’s “no excuse for a civilised nation to have kept his condition secret and to have denied him top-notch medical care”. Fred Warmbier said that he and his wife, Cindy, had gone for . . . Read More

North Korean accused of ‘spying’ after visiting Christian relatives in China

North Korean accused of ‘spying’ after visiting Christian relatives in China
A North Korean man has been arrested on “spying” charges after meeting with Christian relatives in China, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.Kim Seung-mo, 61, was arrested on 3 June after visiting family in China’s Jilin province, which runs along the North Korean border. “After he came back from China, he . . . Read More

North Korea asks US universities for help

North Korea’s only private university has asked for tuition from about 10 universities in the United States on subjects such as food security and improving nutrition, reports Reuters. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, with a volunteer staff that includes many evangelical Christians and a curriculum that includes subjects . . . Read More