Pastor released from North Korea
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Above, in January 2016, North Korean soldiers escorted Lim into a room where he was interviewed by CNN. cnn.com, 1/10/16

October 2017 – Hyeon Soo Lim, also known as Rim Hyon Su, was arrested in December 2015 in North Korea. He was charged with attempting to overthrow the atheistic government using religion. He was found guilty and given a life sentence in a labor camp. However, on August 9, 2017, Lim was released and sent home.

Before his arrest, Lim was a minister at Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Ontario, Canada. Since 1997, he has made over 100 trips into North Korea for humanitarian efforts tending the orphanage, nursery, and nursing home his church supported.

When he was released, Lim returned to his congregation to a great celebration.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea sits as number one on Open Doors’ Christian Persecution Watch List for its violation of religious liberty. Christians in the country are routinely executed or thrown in labor camps or prisons.

opendoorsusa.org; globalnews.ca, 8/9/17