As the Trump Administration considers its options to deal with North Korea, many in the Korean American community are watching for any update, big or small.
“We have uncles and aunts that still live in South Korea. We are definitely concerned about loved ones, Chon Lee told WISN.
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Korean American missionary Kenneth Bae who was held captive in North Korea for 19 months beginning in April 2013 gave his first live interview since his release to CNN this morning.
Bae was held longer than any American ever in North Korea.
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A Korean American has been sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labor by North Korea, reports the Washington Post
Kim Dong-chul was born in South Korea and is a naturalized American citizen formerly from Virginia. He was accused of “perpetrating the state subversive plots and espionage against the DPRK,”
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A bill introduced in the Senate would direct the State Department to prioritize efforts making family reunions a reality for Korean Americans separated from loved ones in North Korea, reports The Korea Herald.
Introduced by Sens. Mark Kirk and Mark Warner, the … Read more
An estimated 100,000 Korean Americans are separated from loved ones in North Korea with dwindling hope of ever seeing them, reports Reuters.
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Charles Rangel (D-NY) this week urged Secretary of State John Kerry to do everything in his power to find a way to allow these families to visit … Read more
Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.
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Kenneth Bae landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State Saturday night along with fellow prisoner Matthew Miller.
Bae had been held for two years and Miller has been imprisoned seven months.
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The family of Kenneth Bae (pictured on right with his parents) expressed “unspeakable heartache and anxiety” on the second anniversary of his capture in North Korea, reports Yahoo.
“While Kenneth remains a prisoner in North Korea, our lives are also held captive, filled with unspeakable heartache and anxiety,” his family said in a statement.… Read more
Wearing civilian clothes and appearing well groomed, North Korean prisoner Kenneth Bae spoke to CNN and urged his family to continue to work for his release from a North Korean labor camp.
The American missionary and tour operator appeared in a tightly controlled interview from a hotel in Pyongyang. He has been imprisoned in the … Read more
A team of Korean American hackers helped answer this age-old question this past weekend by winning a hackathon aimed at bringing aid to North Koreans, reports Ars Technica.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Foundation, the first-ever ‘Hack North Korea’ competition attracted activists, engineers, … Read more