Canadian pastor sentenced to life in North Korea

A South Korea-born Canadian pastor was sentenced to lifetime labor for subversion, the top court of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea announced on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, who was born in Seoul of South Korea, was accused of overthrowing the DPRK government and undermining its social system under the guise of conducting religious exchanges over the past 18 years.

Lim confessed to all the crimes he was convicted of and showed deep remorse in the court.

The Light Korean Presbyterian Church from which Lim came, reported in early March that Lim went to the DPRK in January and didn’t return. He was said to have traveled to the DPRK many times to offer humanitarian aid.

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