Korean-American spy freed after 7 years
Robert Kim, 64, convicted of espionage in 1997 for passing classified U.S. defense information to a South Korean naval attache, is being freed from a U.S. prison after serving seven years and four months of a nine-year term. Mr. Kim was a Korean-American defense worker.
According to a group supporting Mr. Kim, he is scheduled to be released from a prison in Virginia and will be placed under home confinement starting today.
Since March, Mr. Kim has been allowed leave to prison on weekends. It is a privilege for prisoners who are about to be released, which allows them to adjust.
After he completes his prison term on July 27, Mr. Kim will be placed on probation for three years, during which time he will be confined to an area near his home. He will be required to wear an electronic monitor.