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OCT 15, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Mother of missionary jailed in North Korea pleads with U.S. for help

SEOUL (Reuters) - The mother of a U.S. missionary jailed in North Korea for state subversion pleaded on Tuesday for the U.S. government to help secure her ailing son's release as she ended a trip to see him. Kenneth Bae, who was born in South Korea but is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested late last year while on a visit to North Korea and sentenced to hard labor for 15 years in May. North Korean media said his missionary activity constituted a crime against the state. His mother, Myunghee Bae, last week traveled to North Korea to see him. ...

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