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Ex-prisoner fears for Mississauga pastor held in North Korea

American Kenneth Bae was watching a CNN story about a Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea when he recognized the two guards in the broadcast escorting Hyeon Soo Lim into the interview room.

The 47-year-old Christian missionary was gripped by dread: he knew Lim, in detention more than a year, was in an awful place.

Bae said the guards in the January CNN report worked at the labour camp where Bae was inmate No. 103. During his incarceration, Bae said the countryside camp offered little food, brutal working conditions and scant hope that he'd return home before his 15-year sentence ended.

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