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Pyongyang Sentences S. Korean 'Spy' to Life

FILE - Kim Jung-uk, a South Korean Baptist missionary, speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea.
FILE - Kim Jung-uk, a South Korean Baptist missionary, speaks during a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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North Korean media say a South Korean Christian missionary has been sentenced to life at hard labor after being convicted of several charges, including setting up an underground church and espionage.

The official Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday that South Korean Kim Jong-uk admitted his guilt at a trial held on Friday.

Pyongyang says Kim crossed into North Korea from China and was arrested in October. He appeared on North Korean TV in February and said he had received assistance from South Korea's intelligence agency.

He also apologized for committing crimes against the North.

South Korea's National Intelligence Service has insisted that Kim is not an agent.

Some information for this report comes from AP, AFP and Reuters.

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by: Bob Nettleton from: Canada
May 31, 2014 6:56 PM
Kim II Sung killed 700,000 of his own North Koreans.

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by: Alan
June 02, 2014 11:22 PM
His son and grandson have followed in his murderous ways while the world is content with the status quo.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing

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