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Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea

Kenneth Bae is a 45-year old tour operator and Christian missionary, arrested last November.

Kenneth Bae
Kenneth Bae, detained in North Korea
Courtesy: asiancorrespondent.com

(Washington, D.C.) - Today the State Department announced that the President’s Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King, will be adding a stop in North Korea to his current travels in the region.

He says they remain deeply concerned about the health and welfare of Kenneth Bae, the American citizen currently detained in North Korea.

We urge the government of North Korea to grant special clemency to Mr. Bae immediately and allow him to return home with Ambassador King.

Source: THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary

NOTE: Family of Kenneth Bae have started an online campaign to spread the word about him, and the injustice he has been served. To read their petition, Click Here.

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