TODAY   |  October 11, 2013

Kenneth Bae’s mother visits detained son in North Korea

The mother of American detainee Kenneth Bae pleaded with North Korean officials for visitation rights after Bae fell ill. She arrived this week in Pyongyang to visit Bae, who was arrested in November 2012 as a tourist and sentenced to 15 years for “hostile acts.”

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>>> the mother of an american man detained in north korea is there to visit her son. he was arrested last november while leading a group of tourists in north korea and sentenced to 15 years for what the government called hostile acts. his mother has not been able to see him for almost a year. she pleaded for visitation rights after her son became ill.