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Originally published February 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM | Page modified February 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

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Bae family hoping Rev. Jackson goes to North Korea

The family of a Washington man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it's alarmed and saddened the country has canceled a second invitation for a U.S. envoy to talk about his release.


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hopefully jackson does go, and does not come back. MORE
Can someone explain something for me? What was Bae doing in North Korea? I understand... MORE
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SEATTLE —

The family of a Washington man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it's alarmed and saddened the country has canceled a second invitation for a U.S. envoy to talk about his release.

While reeling from that news, Kenneth Bae's sister Terri Chung said in a statement Monday the family is encouraged by a growing number of people calling for his freedom -- the Rev. Jesse Jackson in particular.

Chung says she and her mother have met with Jackson and support his humanitarian mission to bring Bae home.

The 45-year-old from Lynnwood, who had been living in China for seven years, was taken into custody in November 2012 while leading a tour group to a North Korea economic zone. Chung says Bae's Christian faith got him into trouble.



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