American Kenneth Bae, who is being held in North Korea, has been moved from a hospital to a labor camp, the State Department said today.
Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that the United States was “deeply concerned” by the development.
“We also remain gravely concerned about Mr. Bae’s health” and again urge Pyongyang to grant him “special amnesty and immediate release on humanitarian grounds,” she said.
Bae, of Lynwood, Washington, was arrested in November 2012 in Rason, along North Korea’s northeastern coast.
A devout Christian and father of three, Bae operated a China-based company specializing in tours of North Korea, according to his family and freekennow.com, a website that friends set up to promote his release.
The North Korean government accused Bae of planning to bring down the government through religious activities.
Lord, really hope nothing happens to him!