Wednesday, 9 August 2017

'Sick' Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim freed from North Korean jail

A Canadian pastor has been released from a North Korean jail following concerns over his health.

Pyongyang said Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, was freed on "sick bail" following a "humanitarian" ruling by the state's central court.

It comes two months after the death of US student Otto Warmbier, who was in a coma at the time of his release from a North Korean prison.

Over the weekend, a Canadian doctor and officials were dispatched to Pyongyang following reports that Lim had suffered "dramatic" weight loss.

Lim's congregation in Toronto pray for him after his 2015 arrest

In letters to his family, the South Korean-born pastor complained of stomach pains and high blood pressure.

SKY        News.