Kenneth Bae Returns Home

SEATTLE, Was. — Kenneth Bae, one of two American detainees released from a North Korean prison and brought home Saturday, was a former University of Oregon student. Bae was taken almost exactly two years ago and friends say bringing Bae back wasn’t easy. It’s been a long road and fight for the Korean-American missionary, who … Continue reading »

North Korea Releases Two Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The last two Americans detained in North Korea are on their way home. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to leave North Korea. Bae spent two years in custody and Miller seven months. Bae is from Washington state and attended the University of Oregon. The Director of National … Continue reading »

Expert Believes Bae is a Bargaining Tool

EUGENE, Ore. — One political science professor at the University of Oregon describes the conditions of a work detention to be torturous and extreme. But, Tuong Vu said he doesn’t think Kenneth Bae, the former University of Oregon student, will be working on a North Korean farm for long. In the past, Vu traveled to … Continue reading »

Former UO Student Sentenced in NK

EUGENE, Ore. — A former University Of Oregon student, detained in North Korea, has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. CNN is reporting that Kenneth Bae was sentenced by North Korea’s Supreme Court. KEZI 9 News spoke with Kenneth Bae’s friend Bobby Lee by phone and he says he’s devastated by the sentencing. … Continue reading »