Kenneth Bae http://kplu.org en Held Lynnwood Man's Family Hoping Rev. Jackson Goes To North Korea http://kplu.org/post/held-lynnwood-mans-family-hoping-rev-jackson-goes-north-korea <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The family of a Washington man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it's alarmed and saddened the country has canceled a second invitation for a U.S. envoy to talk about his release.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>While reeling from that news, Kenneth Bae's sister Terri Chung said in a statement Monday the family is encouraged by a growing number of people calling for his freedom — the Rev. Jesse Jackson in particular.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:50:40 +0000 The Associated Press 13470 at http://kplu.org Held Lynnwood Man's Family Hoping Rev. Jackson Goes To North Korea Family Of Held Lynnwood Man Encouraged By Obama's Remarks http://kplu.org/post/family-held-lynnwood-man-encouraged-obamas-remarks <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Family members of an American missionary held more than a year in North Korea say they are encouraged by remarks from President Barack Obama.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>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.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:35:08 +0000 The Associated Press 13344 at http://kplu.org Family Of Held Lynnwood Man Encouraged By Obama's Remarks American Held In North Korea Asks U.S. To Secure His Release http://kplu.org/post/american-held-north-korea-asks-us-secure-his-release American missionary <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/27/179447483/u-s-citizen-faces-trial-in-north-korea">Kenneth Bae</a>, who's been held for more than a year in North Korea following his arrest and trial on espionage charges, spoke to reporters for Western media on Monday, calling for the U.S. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:56:27 +0000 Scott Neuman 12709 at http://kplu.org American Held In North Korea Asks U.S. To Secure His Release Held Lynnwood Man's Family Welcomes Dennis Rodman's Apology http://kplu.org/post/held-lynnwood-mans-family-welcomes-dennis-rodmans-apology <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The sister of a Washington man imprisoned in North Korea welcomed an<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/dennis-rodman-apologizes-comments-about-held-lynnwood-man"> apology from Dennis Rodman</a> after his comments suggesting the man may have deserved his arrest.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Rodman traveled to North Korea to celebrate the birthday of leader Kim Jong Un.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:14:14 +0000 The Associated Press 12408 at http://kplu.org Held Lynnwood Man's Family Welcomes Dennis Rodman's Apology Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Comments About Held Lynnwood Man http://kplu.org/post/dennis-rodman-apologizes-comments-about-held-lynnwood-man <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Dennis Rodman has apologized for comments about <a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/kenneth%20bae?query=kenneth%20bae&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">captive American missionary Kenneth Bae</a> in an interview with CNN.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">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 Thursday through publicist Jules Feiler in an email message to The Associated Press.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:25:37 +0000 The Associated Press 12407 at http://kplu.org Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Comments About Held Lynnwood Man Tearful Reunion with Mother for Lynnwood Man Held in NKorea http://kplu.org/post/tearful-reunion-mother-lynnwood-man-held-nkorea <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The family of an ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months says he has had an emotional reunion with his mother.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Myunghee&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae</font>&nbsp;was allowed into North Korea to see her son,&nbsp;<font color="red">Kenneth</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae</font>, a Korean-American Christian missionary, at a hospital where he has been held since August.&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae&#39;s</font>&nbsp;sister, Terri Chung, of the Seattle suburb of Edmonds, said Friday that the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang attended the visit and told her it was extremely emotional.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:11:07 +0000 The Associated Press 10415 at http://kplu.org Tearful Reunion with Mother for Lynnwood Man Held in NKorea Mother Visits Lynnwood Man Detained in North Korea http://kplu.org/post/mother-visits-lynnwood-man-detained-north-korea <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The family of an American man detained in North Korea for the past 11 months says his mother is being allowed to visit him.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Terri Chung, the sister of Kenneth Bae, tells The Associated Press their mother has arrived in Pyongyang and was scheduled to meet with him Friday morning local time.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:28:55 +0000 Gene Johnson 10398 at http://kplu.org Mother Visits Lynnwood Man Detained in North Korea North Korea Withdraws Invite for U.S. Envoy Seeking Bae's Release http://kplu.org/post/north-korea-withdraws-invite-us-envoy-seeking-baes-release <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The State Department says North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights, was due to travel from Tokyo to Pyongyang Friday to request a pardon and amnesty for&nbsp;<font color="red">Kenneth</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae</font>.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:15:50 +0000 The Associated Press 9829 at http://kplu.org North Korea Withdraws Invite for U.S. Envoy Seeking Bae's Release U.S. Envoy to Travel to North Korea, Seek Kenneth Bae's Release http://kplu.org/post/us-envoy-travel-north-korea-seek-kenneth-baes-release <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The State Department says a U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The visit by Bob King, special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, will be the first public visit by a senior administration official to North Korea in two years.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:07:17 +0000 The Associated Press 9774 at http://kplu.org U.S. Envoy to Travel to North Korea, Seek Kenneth Bae's Release North Korean group releases video interview of held Lynnwood man http://kplu.org/post/north-korean-group-releases-video-interview-held-lynnwood-man <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A North Korean media outlet has released footage of an interview with Kenneth </span>Bae<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span>Lynnwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> man sentenced to 15 years hard labor for what the regime called hostile acts against the state.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/03/world/asia/kenneth-bae-korea-interview/index.html" target="_blank">undated footage released via CNN</a>, </span>Bae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he is mainly working in farm fields, but only for eight hours a day. </span>Bae&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">stated his handlers are “considerate, so I’m not working too hard."</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:17:21 +0000 Martha Kang, Gabriel Spitzer & The Associated Press 9243 at http://kplu.org North Korean group releases video interview of held Lynnwood man North Korea: Lynnwood man starts life at 'special prison' http://kplu.org/post/north-korea-lynnwood-man-starts-life-special-prison <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">North Korea says an American citizen sentenced to 15 years hard labor has started life at a "special prison."</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>No other details were immediately available Wednesday about&nbsp;<font color="red">Kenneth</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae</font>. Pyongyang said earlier this week that&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae</font>&nbsp;informed his family on Friday that he couldn't appeal his April 30 sentence and that he asked his family to urge Washington to push for his amnesty.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 06:38:29 +0000 The Associated Press 8782 at http://kplu.org North Korea: Lynnwood man starts life at 'special prison' North Korea: Detained Lynnwood man smuggled in propaganda http://kplu.org/post/north-korea-detained-lynnwood-man-smuggled-propaganda <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">North Korea says a Korean-American man sentenced last week to 15 years' hard labor smuggled in unspecified inflammatory literature and tried to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a hotel in the border city of </span>Rason<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The statement late Thursday from an unidentified Supreme Court spokesman provides the most in-depth look so far of Pyongyang's allegations against Kenneth Bae. But it is still short on specific details. Bae hasn't made a public statement.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:49:37 +0000 The Associated Press 8723 at http://kplu.org North Korea: Detained Lynnwood man smuggled in propaganda Rodman urges Kim Jong-Un to free Lynnwood, Wash. man http://kplu.org/post/rodman-urges-kim-jong-un-free-lynnwood-wash-man <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NBA star Dennis Rodman, who recently made waves with his visit to North Korea, has called on the country’s leader to free the American man being held captive.</span></p><p>“I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman <a href="https://twitter.com/dennisrodman/status/331826019747127297" target="_blank">tweeted Tuesday</a>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:06:03 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 8689 at http://kplu.org Rodman urges Kim Jong-Un to free Lynnwood, Wash. man North Korea: Lynnwood man won't be used as bargaining chip http://kplu.org/post/north-korea-lynnwood-man-wont-be-used-bargaining-chip <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">North Korea on Sunday revealed a few more details about a Korean-American recently sentenced to 15 years' hard labor, saying he entered the country with a disguised identity. Pyongyang also rejected speculation that it intends to use Kenneth&nbsp;</span>Bae<span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.4em; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;as a bargaining chip.</span></p><div class="body" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Mon, 06 May 2013 03:52:19 +0000 The Associated Press 8671 at http://kplu.org North Korea: Lynnwood man won't be used as bargaining chip U.S. calls for North Korea amnesty of sentenced American http://kplu.org/post/us-calls-north-korea-amnesty-sentenced-american <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. is calling for North Korea to grant an amnesty for the immediate release of a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years hard labor for "hostile acts" against the state.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The 44-year-old&nbsp;<font color="red">Kenneth</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Bae of Lynnwood, Wash.</font>&nbsp;is at least the sixth American detained in North Korea since 2009. The others eventually were deported or released without serving out their terms, some after trips to Pyongyang by prominent Americans, including former presidents.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:01:56 +0000 The Associated Press 8657 at http://kplu.org U.S. calls for North Korea amnesty of sentenced American