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July 31, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Kenneth Bae may be sent back to North Korean labor camp

After struggling with life-threatening health issues earlier this year, Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood may be sent back to a North Korean labor camp, according to CNN, which cites a Japanese newspaper. Bae, who’s been North Korea’s longest-held U.S. captive since the Korean War, pleaded for quick intervention while wearing a blue labor camp uniform in a…

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February 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Family of area man held in North Korea welcomes Obama remarks

Family members of an missionary from Lynnwood who has been held more than a year in North Korea say they are encouraged by remarks from President Barack Obama. Obama said in a speech Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast that the United States will do everything in its power to secure the release of Kenneth Bae. Bae’s…

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January 8, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Rodman apologizes for Bae comments: ‘I’d been drinking’

PYONGYANG, North Korea  — Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments about the  captive missionary from Lynnwood, Kenneth Bae, in an interview with CNN. A day after the former basketball star sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and led a squad of former NBA players in a friendly game, Rodman issued the apology…

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January 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Sister of imprisoned Lynnwood man reacts to Dennis Rodman

The sister of an American sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp reacted angrily on Tuesday to comments made to CNN by former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman that her brother, Washington resident Kenneth Bae, had been rightfully imprisoned. “We were just shocked and totally appalled and couldn’t believe he would…

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August 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

N. Korea disinvites U.S. envoy seeking Lynnwood man’s release

North Korea rescinded an invitation to a  U.S. envoy who was to travel to Pyongyang on Friday to negotiate for the release of an imprisoned Lynnwood man. Family members of Kenneth Bae, who was detained last November and accused of committing “hostile acts” against North Korea, said in a news release that they were disappointed but “have…

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August 28, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Envoy: Lynnwood man’s release from N. Korea not certain

TOKYO — A senior U.S. envoy who will travel to North Korea later this week said Wednesday that he plans to strongly appeal for the release of a Lynnwood man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the authoritarian state but added that Washington has received no guarantees from Pyongyang the ailing man will be freed.

Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, said during a stopover in Tokyo that the United States is increasingly concerned about the health of 45-year-old Kenneth Bae, a tour operator and Christian missionary who was arrested last November and accused of committing “hostile acts” against North Korea.

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August 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM

U.S. envoy to go to N. Korea to seek Lynnwood man’s release

WASHINGTON  — A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of a Lynnwood man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Tuesday.

The visit by Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, will be the first public trip to North Korea by an administration official in more than two years and could provide an opening for an improvement in relations severely strained by Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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August 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

U.S. reportedly pressing N. Korea to release Lynnwood man

The U.S. is pressing North Korea to release a Korean-American Lynnwood resident, who has been held for nine months on charges of trying to overthrow the communist regime, the Yonhap news agency reports. Kenneth Bae, who is based in China, was traveling in North Korea in November when he was arrested and sentenced to 15 years…

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July 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Video: Kenneth Bae asks U.S. for help from North Korean prison

A Lynnwood man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea has asked his captors to “forgive” him and for the U.S. to “try harder” to bring him home. In an interview with Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan, Kenneth Bae spoke in Korean and said he has been working at the prison’s farm. “I…

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April 26, 2013 at 9:05 PM

North Korea says it will indict Lynnwood man

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea said Saturday it will soon put a detained American from Lynnwood on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the government, further complicating already fraught relations between Pyongyang and Washington. The indictment of Kenneth Bae comes in the middle of something of a lull after weeks of war threats and other provocative…

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