Family of Canadian pastor says he has been detained in North Korea, facing charges

March 5, 2015 1:45 PM

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TORONTO – Canada's government has confirmed that a Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea, the man's family said Thursday.

Canadian officials told the family that North Korea's government confirmed the detention of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, said Lisa Pak, a spokeswoman for the family and the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Pak said Lim is facing charges but could not say what they are.

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