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Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN)

US Envoy: No Guarantee North Korea Will Free Lynnwood Man

A senior U.S. envoy who will travel to North Korea later this week said Wednesday that he plans to strongly appeal for the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the authoritarian state but added that Washington has received no guarantees from Pyongyang the ailing man will be freed.

08/28/2013

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