North Korea Sentences Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to Hard Labor for Life: Xinhua

Hyeon Soo Lim sentenced to hard labor for life
Hyeon Soo Lim speaks during a news conference at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 30, 2015. KCNA/Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's highest court has sentenced Korean-Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to hard labor for life for subversion, China's official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Lim, who is South Korean-born and is the head pastor at a Toronto church, has been held since March. He has appeared on North Korea's state media confessing to crimes against the state.

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