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North Korea slams Canada’s reaction to pastor’s life sentence as slander | Reuters

North Korea expressed outrage on Tuesday at Canada’s “slanderous” reaction to a sentence of hard labor for life for a Canadian Christian convicted of subversion.

Hyeon Soo Lim, a South Korean-born Canadian who was the head pastor at one of Canada’s largest churches, had been held by North Korea since February. He was sentenced on Wednesday, a ruling Canada called “unduly harsh.”

North Korea’s highest court said Lim had attempted to overthrow the government and undermine its social system with “religious activities” for the past 18 years, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.

Source: North Korea slams Canada’s reaction to pastor’s life sentence as slander | Reuters

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