January 20th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

New video of Kenneth Bae urging U.S. to help secure his release in North Korea

A new video of the 45-year-old Kenneth Bae being held in North Korea was released today.

According to China's state-run news agency, the U.S. citizen admits he committed a "serious crime" against the communist regime and asks to be pardoned as soon as possible so he can return home to his family.

Kenneth Bae urges U.S. to help secure his release in North Korea

Bae was arrested in November 2012 and sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp for trying to bring down the North Korean government. But is this new video an indication he may be released?

CNN's Tom Foreman is Outfront with the story.

Filed under: Kenneth Bae • News • North Korea
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  1. William Maher

    He should have stayed out of North Korea period, he didn't consider this first 'why would take a chance on jeopardizing his freedom for what it amounts to with all odds stacked against him that it would and it did backfire on him?

    January 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Reply

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