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North Korean envoy: Kenneth Bae must serve sentence, leader's uncle guilty of 'tremendous crimes' Updated: 2014-01-31 18:14:39 KST

The North Korean ambassador to Britain says his country has no intention of releasing imprisoned Korean American Kenneth Bae until he finishes his sentence of 15 years hard labor.
Speaking to Britain's Sky News on Thursday, Hyun Hak-bong said Bae was being treated fairly, but suggested he would not be pardoned before his sentence was complete.
The ambassador also explained the process behind the execution of the North Korean leader's once-powerful uncle, Jang Song-thaek.
Mentioning that Jang had spent over six million U.S. dollars in 2009 alone, the envoy said Jang was guilty of "tremendous crimes" against the government, the people and the country.
The ambassador also said Jang had confessed to his crimes and was executed by firing squad.


bartektodde (USA) 2014-02-02 23:22:10 KST    

Six million dollars is a lot of money. I don't know if all of this was on gambling as I've read he did do. That money could have been used to serve the people. Execution by firing squad is an effective and proven method. Other countries should adopt this method.

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