Who is Kenneth Bae, and why is he in a North Korean prison camp?
By Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
Who is Kenneth Bae? And why is he being held by North Korea?
Those are the questions for many following the combative exchange Tuesday between Dennis Rodman and Chris Cuomo on CNN's "New Day," who asked whether the former NBA player was planning to inquire about Bae, a U.S. citizen sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp.
In response, Rodman, who is in North Korea with a team of fellow former NBA players, suggested the Korean-American had done something wrong, but did not specify what.
Hyon Song-wol, a singer, rumoured to be a former lover of the North Korean leader, is said to have been arrested on Aug 17 with 11 others accused of violating laws against pornography.(possession of Bible??).Some of the musicians were also found to have bibles when they were detained and all were treated as political dissidents.
Hyon Song-wol starred in the video for her 2005 hit 'A Girl In The Saddle Of A Steed'
The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on August 17 for violating domestic laws on pornography.