Former NBA star draws rebuke for N Korea trip

American basketball player says Korean-American detainee was at fault for being held captive in Pyongyang.

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman continues to court controversy with his actions in North Korea.

    The American basketball player and a group of former athletes are in the reclusive communist country to celebrate the birthday of its leader Kim Jong-un. 

    Rodman's visit,  however, drew sharp criticism when he suggested that Korean American Kenneth Bae, who has been confined in North Korea for over a year, was at fault for being held captive there.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.