Canadian pastor accused of 'subversive plots' against North Korea

2015-07-31 12:27

Seoul - A South Korean-Canadian pastor held in North Korea was said to have confessed to "subversive plots" against the regime, a media report said on Friday.

Lim Hyeon Soo, of the Light Korean Presbyterian Church near Toronto, went to North Korea on a humanitarian mission in January, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported, citing North Korea's KCNA.

"He malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership and social system of the DPRK and resorted to subversive plots and activities in a sinister bid to build a religious state in the DPRK while frequenting it under the guise of 'humanitarian aid' and 'free donation' over the past 18 years," KCNA reported.

North Korea is formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK.

The report also accused Lim of being "a servant of the US imperialists and South Korean puppet group."

The pastor reportedly admitted that he read a "report on what is going on in North Korea before tens of thousands of South Koreans and overseas Koreans at a sermon on Sundays at my church and during preaching tours of more than 20 countries including Canada, the US, South Korea, Japan and Brazil."

"Each time I malignantly slandered the dignity and social system of the DPRK," he was quoted as saying.

Read more on:    south korea  |  north korea

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.