Kenneth Bae in North Korea feels abandoned by U.S. - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Kenneth Bae in North Korea feels abandoned by U.S.

Posted: Updated:

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.

Bae gave an interview to Choson Sinbo, a newspaper based in Japan, which has been given access to Bae in the past.

The newspaper published a picture of Bae wearing a blue prison garment in an interview that it said took place on July 30.

Bae said that he heard the U.S. government is doing everything it can to have him released and thanked the American and North Korean government for allowing him to speak to his family over the phone and medical treatment.

He's been in North Korea for two years and there is no sign of this issue being solved, according to the paper.

Bae said he is suffering from several health problems and is worried that his condition will worsen when he returns to a special labor camp soon. Bae was re-admitted to a hospital in Pyongyang in March.

"He expressed anxiety that if he is to go back to the labor camp, such symptoms may become worse and said he is stressed that he is unable to pay fees for the hospital treatments," the newspaper reported.

Bae, of Lynwood, Washington, was arrested in November 2012 in Rason, along North Korea's northeastern coast. Pyongyang sentenced him last year to 15 years of hard labor, accusing him of planning to bring down the government through religious activities. He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

Bae is one of three Americans currently held in North Korea.Matthew Miller Todd was taken into custody on April 10 and Jeffrey Fowle, from Ohio, was detained in June for breaking a law, according to North Korea's state news agency.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pilots perform aerobatic air show in Natchitoches

    Pilots perform aerobatic air show in Natchitoches

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:11:50 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It may have been a gloomy Saturday, but that didn't stop some of the world's most talented pilots from taking to the skies. Families gathered today in Natchitoches for an aerobatic airshow. It was called Wings over Natchitoches and News Channel 5's Noelle Bellow got a chance to witness all the flips and tricks!Natchitoches native Pete Cryer said, "its not everyday you get to see airplanes do stunts and stuff.. It does look pretty cool!"It was all eyes...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - It may have been a gloomy Saturday, but that didn't stop some of the world's most talented pilots from taking to the skies. Families gathered today in Natchitoches for an aerobatic airshow. It was called Wings over Natchitoches and News Channel 5's Noelle Bellow got a chance to witness all the flips and tricks!Natchitoches native Pete Cryer said, "its not everyday you get to see airplanes do stunts and stuff.. It does look pretty cool!"It was all eyes...More >>
  • APD: Teen dead after accidental shooting

    APD: Teen dead after accidental shooting

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:45:16 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A 15-year-old boy is dead and a 17-year-old is behind bars after Alexandria Police say a late Thursday night accidental shooting between the two happened at a home in the 600-block of Richmond Drive.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A 15-year-old boy is dead and a 17-year-old is behind bars after Alexandria Police say a late Thursday night accidental shooting between the two happened at a home in the 600-block of Richmond Drive.More >>
  • One dead in gas accident on offshore Louisiana platform

    One dead in gas accident on offshore Louisiana platform

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:34:40 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.