INTERNATIONAL: North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to life in prison

By New York Daily News

northkorea-canada-pastorNEW YORK DAILY NEWS – NA North Korean court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to life in prison for what it called crimes against the state.

Hyeon Soo Lim, who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was given the sentence after a brief trial before the North’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Further details were not immediately available.

Relatives of Lim have said he travelled to North Korea on Jan. 31 as part of a regular humanitarian mission where he supports a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage.

They said Lim, who is in his early 60s, has made more than 100 trips to North Korea since 1997 and that his trips are about helping people and are not political.

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