Hyeon Soo Lim, a Korean-Canadian pastor from Toronto in his early sixties, traveled to North Korea on January 31, 2015 on a regular humanitarian mission. Since 1997, Rev. Lim has been supporting where help is most needed, including an orphanage, public schools, and a nursing home in North Korea. He's made more than 100 trips to North Korea during the last 20 years, supplying food, textbooks, and agricultural tools to civilians. His trips were not political in nature.
His friends and family lost contact with him. They soon found out that he has been detained by the government of North Korea.
Subsequently, Reverend Lim was sentenced to hard labor for life for "crimes against the state" after a swift 90 minute trial on December 16, 2015.
North Korea has very strict rules against any missionary or religious activities, as they are threatening to the supremacy of totalitarian leadership. Merely leaving a Bible in a public place can lead to arrest and severe punishment.
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