Canadian pastor sentenced to life, hard labour in North Korea, family remains hopeful
On Wednesday, we learned that Canadian Pastor, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim had been sentenced to life in prison with hard labour in North Korea. He went there on a humanitarian trip in February.
Mr. Lim was charged with harming the dignity of the supreme leadership, and trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system, among other charges. His trial lasted ninety-minutes.
Lisa Pak is the spokesperson for Hyeon Soo Lim's family and for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga. She joined Anna Maria in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Flear.