Canadian delegation in North Korea to discuss jailed pastor
PYONGYANG — Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office is in Pyongyang, North Korea, to discuss the case of imprisoned Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim.
Lim, a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church of Mississauga, was sentenced by a North Korean court to life in prison at hard labour for what it called crimes against the state.
Among other things, he was charged with harming the dignity of North Korea’s supreme leader and trying to use religion to destroy the country’s system. A spokesperson for the PMO says Lim’s health and well-being is of utmost importance as the Canadian government continues to engage on the case.
Cameron Ahmad says in the statement it is an active case and the government would not be commenting further.
Canadian Hyeon Soo Lim was sentenced by a North Korean court to life in prison.