North Korea's official news agency announced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been released for health reasons.
Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim is seen speaking in Pyongyang, North Korea on July 30, 2015 in the image made from video.
In 2015, North Korea sentenced Hyeon Soo Lim to a life of hard labour for subversion.
The news follows the June 13 release of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was held by North Korea for more than 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster.
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"A Canadian government delegation is now in Pyongyang to discuss Pastor Lim's case", Trudeau's press secretary Cameron Ahmad said. At the time of his arrest, he was called by his kith and kin as one of the most influential Christian missionaries operating in North Korea.
Since then, the USA announced a travel ban for Americans visiting North Korea with the exception of humanitarian workers and journalists.
Warmbier was in a coma when released by North Korean authorities, which according to the DPRK, was due to a rare case of botulism he contracted shortly after his sentencing in 2016.
Family spokesperson Lisa Pak said there was "a long way to go in terms of Reverend Lim's healing". His supporters have said he was on a humanitarian mission to North Korea when he was detained.
At least three Americans and six South Koreans remain in custody in the North.
Lim is on his way home to his family, including a granddaughter he will meet for the first time, and his 3,000-member congregation, Light Korean Presbyterian Church in suburban Toronto.
Interviewed past year in Pyongyang by the american news channel CNN, the pastor, the shaved head and gray uniform of a prisoner, was told that his work as a prisoner was to dig holes for planting apple trees in the orchard of his prison.
The US leader was reacting to a report over North Korea considering a strike on US territory Guam.
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