Lynnwood man’s mother in North Korea for visit

MyNNNThe mother of Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood man who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months now, announced after arriving in North Korea Thursday that she hopes to visit her son during a five-day visit.

Bae has become ill while imprisoned, according to a statement released by his mother, Myunghee Bae, and the mission of her trip is to offer him encouragement. The 45-year-old married father of three was hospitalized two months ago after his health deteriorated because of his diabetes, enlarged heart and back pain.

Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that Myunghee Bae, 68, says in a video released with the statement that when she first saw images of her imprisoned son this summer, she could hardly recognize him.

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