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North Korea sentences pastor to hard labour for life

The Canadian pastor, Hyeon Soo Lim was given a life sentence in North Korea for "crimes against the state". .

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Another Ludacris idea form North Korea. A North Korea court sentenced a Canadian pastor to life in prison with hard labor, for ‘crimes against the state.’

Hyeon Soo Lim, from the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was sentenced by the North Korea’s supreme court. Relatives of Lim stated that he traveled to North Korea on January 31 as part of a regular mission where he supports a nursing home, an orphanage and a nursery.

Lim, now in his early 60s, has made more than 100 trips to the country since 1997, and everything he did was utterly about helping people, not political.

In a video released in August, Hyeon appeared to read a script where he addressed the issues in Pongsu Churg in Pyongyang.

He said, “The worst crime I committed was to rashly defame and insult the highest dignity and the system of the republic.”

Other foreigners detained said they were coerced into making similar statements and confessing guilt.

North Korea is known for its strict rules against missionary or any religious activities that seem to threat the supremacy of its regime.

Now both the US and Canada warn against travel to North Korea.