An ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months has had an emotional reunion with his mother for the first time since he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the family said Friday.
Myunghee Bae was allowed into North Korea to see her son, Kenneth Bae, a Korean American Christian missionary, at a hospital where he has been held since August.
Bae’s sister Terri Chung of Edmonds said Friday that she had not spoken with her mother, but did hear from the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang, who attended the visit. Photographs depicted Bae, wearing vertical stripes of blue and white, embracing his mother and holding her hand.
“He said it was a very emotional meeting … and that Kenneth did look better from when he was hospitalized on Aug. 9,” Chung said.The Associated Pres