SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons.
Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said on its website Wednesday that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on "sick bail'' following a decision by the country's Central Court.
The news was announced after a delegation from the Canadian government went to Pyongyang to discuss Lim's case.
Lim, a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church of Mississauga, Ont., had been sentenced by a North Korean court to life in prison with hard labour for what it called crimes against the state.
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