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US envoy in North Korea seeking prisoner's release

  • United States' senior envoy, Robert King, is seeking the release of a US man, Kenneth Bae, on humanitarian grounds, who is a prisoner in North Korea. Bae is a Korean-American and was given 15 years' imprisonment for trying to overthrow the North Korean government. As per US State Department, King would travel to Pyongyang on a humanitarian mission which is focused on the release of US citizen Kenneth Bae.