Four U.S. members of Congress ask North Korea to release Kenneth Bae

by Reuters
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 16:01 GMT

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Four U.S. members of Congress have sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urging him to release imprisoned American missionary Kenneth Bae.

"You have done the right thing by releasing a fellow Korean War veteran, Merrill E. Newman, to return home, you would be making further progress on the humanitarian front by freeing Kenneth Bae to reunite with his family," stated a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters.

The four U.S. representatives are the last surviving members of Congress to have served in the Korean War. Bae, 45, has been held for more than a year after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to overthrow the state. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Paul Thomasch)

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