S.Korean Missionary Sentenced to Hard Labor in N.Korea

Kim Jung-wook Kim Jung-wook

A South Korean Baptist missionary was sentenced to life with hard labor in North Korea on Friday.

Kim Jung-wook is accused of being "a spy for the South Korean puppet government who was caught while trying to sneak into Pyongyang to commit illegal anti-North Korean activities," the official [North] Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

Kim was arrested in October last year after sneaking into North Korea from Dandong, China to carry out missionary activities.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 02, 2014 11:42 KST