Kenneth Bae bears no ill will to the country that imprisoned him for two years, his sister said Sunday in Seattle. Speaking outside her church in Ballard, Terri Chung said Bae still harbors compassion for the people of North Korea — though he has no plans to return to the Communist country any time soon. Bae…More
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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 told reporters. He thanked people for supporting his family throughout the ordeal. He thanked President Obama and the State Department, even the North…More
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…More
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…More
North Korea rescinded an invitation to a U.S. envoy who was to travel to Pyongyang on Friday to negotiate for the release of an imprisoned Lynnwood man.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…More