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Canadian pastor freed by North Korea to speak publicly for first time

Canadian pastor freed by North Korea to speak publicly for first time
From CBC - August 13, 2017

A Canadian pastor is expected to speak publicly on Sunday for the first time since his release from imprisonment in North Korea last week.

Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, is expected to attendSunday'sservice at his church in Mississauga, Ont., near Toronto. He was reunited with his family in Ontario on Saturday after more than two years in detention in North Korea. The service is atLight Presbyterian Church, 6965 Professional Court,near Derry Road East and Goreway Drive.

Lim, who is apastor at the church,is expected to speak at the end of the service.

Lim was arrested in North Korea in 2015 and sentenced to a life of hard labour in prison for alleged crimes against the state. He was released last week on what the North Korean government called "sick bail."

His son, James Lim, told reporters in a news conference on Saturday that the family is thrilled that his father is now home.

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