By Stoyan Zaimov
Christian Missionary Kenneth Bae, who is being held captive in North Korea, “confessed” in a new video that he is guilty of a “serious crime” and said Kim Jong-Un’s government does not abuse human rights, a statement that experts are saying was clearly given under duress.
“I would like to plead with the U.S. government, press and my family to stop worsening my situation by making vile rumors against North Korea and releasing materials related to me, which are not based on the facts,” Bae said on Monday in Pyongyang in a video, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.
“I believe that my problem can be solved by close cooperation and agreement between the American government and the government of this country.”
The American citizen, who was arrested in 2012 in North Korea, became in November the longest-serving U.S. detainee there since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
The Christian missionary was arrested in Rajin in November 2012 while leading tours from China into North Korea, supposedly for plots he had made against the government. He was later sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
A North Korean expert working at the state-run Korea Institute for Defense Analyses in Seoul said regarding Bae’s “confession” that his statements cannot be taken as his own.
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