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North Korea says it released Canadian detainee

AP  |  Seoul 

North Korea says it released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central Agency said today that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on "sick bail" following a decision by the country's Central


The agency didn't provide further details.

Lim was convicted and sentenced in 2015 on charges of trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system and helping US and South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens.

Lim's release comes two months after the death of a US college student shortly after he was released from North Korea in a coma.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 17:02 IST
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