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Rodman to Kim: ‘Do me a solid’ and free American
羅德曼要求金正恩:「幫我個忙」 放了美國人

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, front left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman, front right, speak at a basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 1.
北韓領導人金正恩(左前)與前NBA球星丹尼斯‧羅德曼(右前)三月一日在一場於北韓平壤舉行的籃球賽上談話。

Photo: AFP / KCNA
照片:法新社/北韓中央通信社

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

“I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him ’Kim,’ to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman said on Twitter. He later called the tweet a direct response to a Seattle Times editorial that dared him to ask Kim for the release if the two are really buddies.

Rodman visited North Korea in February and sat next to Kim as they watched an exhibition basketball game. His trip came at a time of high tension between Pyongyang and Washington and was not endorsed by the US State Department.

Bae is a tour operator who was arrested in North Korea in November. The North’s Supreme Court sentenced him for unspecified “hostile acts” against the state. In a Foreign Ministry statement on May 5, North Korea said the 44-year-old Washington state man entered the country with a disguised identity.

(AP)

前NBA球星丹尼斯‧羅德曼正拿他跟北韓領導人金正恩的友誼,要求(金正恩)釋放一名遭北韓判處十五年勞改的韓裔美國人。

「我請求北韓最高領導人,或如我對他的稱呼『金』,幫我一個忙,放了裴俊浩,」羅德曼在推特上寫道。他稍後稱此推文是直接回應西雅圖時報的一篇社論,該社論激他說,若他與金正恩真的是好友,就要求金正恩放人。

羅德曼二月份造訪北韓,並與金正恩並肩而坐,觀賞一場籃球表演賽。他此行正值平壤與華府緊張關係高峰期,且未獲美國國務院認可。

裴俊浩是一名旅遊業者,去年十一月在北韓被捕。北韓最高法院以他對北韓從事內容不詳的「敵視行為」對他判刑。北韓外交部五月五日發表聲明指出,四十四歲、來自(美國)華盛頓州的裴俊浩,入境北韓時掩飾個人身分。

(美聯社/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. sentence v.

判決 (pan1 jue2)

例: Originally sentenced to death, he was years later pronounced innocent.

(原本被判死刑的他,數年後被宣告無罪。)

2. call on v. phr.

號召;請求 (hao4 zhao1; qing3 qiu2)

例: She called on her friends for their help, but they refused.

(她請求朋友幫忙,但遭拒絕。)

3. tension n.

緊張局勢 (jin3 zhang1 ju2 shi4)

例: The tension between the two countries is rising.

(這兩國的緊張局勢正在升溫。)


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