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November 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Kenneth Bae: ‘Thank you for supporting me, for lifting me up’

  Kenneth Bae hugs his mother as he arrives at McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Saturday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times) Update, 9:50 p.m.: After his sister spoke at the news conference, Kenneth Bae stepped up to the microphone to express many thank yous. “Thank you all for supporting me, lifting me up,” he…


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October 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Kenneth Bae’s family hopes he’s next to be released by N. Korea

Kenneth Bae, 46, of Lynnwood (Courtesy of Free Kenneth Now) One of North Korea’s three imprisoned Americans was released today, reviving hopes that Kenneth Bae, 46, of Lynnwood may be the next to come home — long before serving his full, 15-year sentence in one of the communist country’s notoriously harsh labor camps. Today,…


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September 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Kenneth Bae’s sister: CNN interview shows his deteriorating health

Kenneth Bae’s sister, Terri Chung, said a CNN interview with her brother and two other Americans who are being held in North Korea shows her brother’s health deteriorating rapidly. She again called for U.S. government officials to help secure his release. The CNN interview, broadcast Monday morning, came as a surprise to the news crew, which…


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August 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Lynnwood man held in N. Korea visited by Swedish diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained Lynnwood man at a labor camp. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday this week’s visit was the 12th by Swedish representatives since Kenneth Bae was arrested in November 2012. He is serving 15 years of hard labor for alleged hostile…


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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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