North Korea Sentences Canadian Pastor to Hard Labor for Life

Lim-compressed(Reuters) North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a South Korea-born Canadian pastor to hard labor for life for subversion, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada’s largest, has been held by North Korea since February. He had appeared on North Korean state media earlier this year confessing to crimes against the state.

Lim admitted during the trial to “not only viciously defaming the highest dignity of Korea and its system but also possessing the wicked intention of trying to topple the Republic by staging an anti-state conspiracy,” KCNA said.

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  • Frank

    May the Gospel spread in power through those prisons.

  • The Last Trump

    Another worthy warrior for Christ trying to make a difference in a dark place.
    Let’s keep him in our prayers and ask that God will grant him the strength and conviction to endure the trials and hardships to come.
    “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Mathew 5:11-12.

    • God bless this Man of God & CURSE the Communist Hell-hold called North Korea! Bring it down to the sides of the Pit & release the persecuted slaves!

  • God grant him audience to spread the Gospel throughout the prison and to every guard there.

  • brucefl56

    Not surprising no comment as Liberal as Canada is. May God grant him Grace and strength, as when Paul was in prison.

    • Too right: we also curse CANADA everyday. #CURSECanada #CURSEtheCrown! AntiChrist filth. Misandrists. HOMOS. Masons. WITCHCRAFT.

  • brysown1

    Even a Petition sent to The Government here to do SOMETHING, is better than just doing nothing. Likely trade even for a Food shipment or Canadian Whiskey, we are dealing with a Child gone wrong on both sides

  • Rev Donald Spitz

    I pray Hyeon Soo Lim will be released and travel back to Canada and the Gospel to spread throughout North Korea.