Dennis Rodman To Buddy ‘Kim’: Do Me A Solid And Release Kenneth Bae From North Korean Prison

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has requested his ‘buddy’ Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae, the U.S. prisoner who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea.

Dennis Rodman

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Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has requested his ‘buddy’ Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae, the U.S. prisoner who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea.

The US citizen and tour operator who entered North Korea in November last year, was caught with ‘evidence’ that showed he was involved in plotting against the DPRK regime.

Rodman traveled to North Korea with three Harlem Globetrotters and a documentary film crew for some basketball exhibitions in February this year. They went to Pyongyang as Ambassadors of Goodwill and hoped to have an audience with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who at that time was busy in issuing nuclear threats to South Korea and the U.S.

Apparently the NBA player spent some quality time with the North Korean leader and developed ‘friendship’ with him during his stay over there. Rodman even planned to go on a vacation with Kim Jong-Un in August this year and called him an ‘awesome kid’ as well. Rodman was also questioned by the FBI over his much-criticized trip to North Korea.

Last week, the U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell said, "We urge the DPRK (North Korea) to grant Mr. Bae amnesty and immediate release.” But there has been no update from North Korea over the matter.

Rodman’s request is majorly being treated as a joke on the online media as people do not think that Kim jong Un will release Bae for now.

It has been several hours since Rodman posted the tweet. One wonders if his ‘buddy’ Kim has been listening or not.

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