Hyeon Soo Lim
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Canadian pastor given life sentence in North Korea

North Korea's highest court has sentenced a Canadian Christian pastor to a life term of hard labour for "crimes against the state".

Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang after he travelled there in January for humanitarian work.

Dr John Nilsson-Wright, head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House says Soo Lim has been very unlucky.

  • 16 Dec 2015
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