Eddie Yong Su Jun, a man with OC ties, has been detained in North Korea since last November after being arrested on unspecified charges. Earlier this month, the country's official news agency reported the government's plans to indict the Korean American, saying he has already "admitted his crime."
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To the Democratic People's Republic of Korea:We write to plead for the humanitarian release of Eddie Yong Su Jun, our loving father and husband, who has been detained by the DPRK since November 2010.We have recently received worrisome news that he has been hospitalized, and we are grateful to the DPRK for supplying him with medical attention. However, we remain extremely concerned about his very sensitive health condition.Though we are aware that the DPRK has a judicial system different from that of the U.S., we strongly doubt that our father's health can withstand the stress of a trial or further detainment. Therefore, we beseech his release as an act of humanitarianism that your nation can bestow upon him and our family.Eddie Jun is a devoted, loving husband and father, and we are very anxious to be reunited with him. We appeal to you for compassion so that our father and husband can safely return home to his family.With Respect,The Jun Family