- Category: World News
- Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
- CTV News
A North Korean court has sentenced a Canadian reverend from Mississauga, Ont., to life in prison.
Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim has been accused of anti-state activities.
He had travelled to North Korea from China on Jan. 31 for a humanitarian mission and had been expected to return on Feb. 4, but was instead detained.
A spokesperson for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church said Lim had travelled to North Korea to support building a nursery, orphanage and nursing home.
Before he was detained, Lim had travelled to North Korea more than 100 times since 1997.
With files from The Associated Press