US Prisoner in N. Korea Gets Visit From Mom

Kenneth Bae doesn't look 'that bad' in Pyongyang hospital, says mom
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2013 11:45 AM CDT
Kenneth Bae and Myunghee Bae hug during their meeting.   (AP Photo/The Choson Sinbo, Mun Kwang Son)
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(Newser) – Nearly a year after his arrest and a month after talks to release an American prisoner in North Korea broke down, Myunghee Bae has finally seen her ailing son. North Korean authorities granted her a visit to Kenneth Bae in a Pyongang hospital, reports CNN. They reportedly met today for 90 minutes, and photographs showed the two embracing. He didn't look "that bad," Myunghee Bae told Japan's Kyodo News Agency, according to Bloomberg, but she said the family is still worried about his health. She will be in the country for five days and might get to see her 45-year-old son one more time before leaving. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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