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Bae Family Hoping Rev. Jackson Goes To North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - 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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