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Pyongyang frees Australian missionary John Short: humanitarian act following confession
The missionary, 75, was arrested on February 16 for handing out religious material. Two other missionaries, Kenneth Bae and Kim Jeong- wook, still in the hands of the regime.
Pyongyang: Christian missionary from South "confesses his crimes" on TV
Kim Jeong -wook was arrested last October on the border with China and had since disappeared into thin air. During a press conference he admitted his "crimes" and pleaded for the "mercy” of the Stalinist authorities. Australian missionary John Short and the American Kenneth Bae still in the hands of the regime.
19/02/2014 NORTH KOREA - HONG KONG
Christian missionary arrested in Pyongyang for distributing "religious material"
John Short, a 75-year-old Australian, has lived in Hong Kong for about 50 years. His wife does not know "where he is and what he has been charged with". However, he "is not reckless," but simply "cares for people that live in such difficult circumstances."
Brother of Fr Tentorio’s murderer still at large
Robert Ato is under the protection of a local politician Arakan Valley (Mindanao). His brother Jimmy is the alleged murderer is in jail, but has not yet confessed. For the PIME regional superior no local missionary knows the two suspects.
Pyongyang arrests "accomplices" of South Korean missionary: they risk being shot
The Stalinist regime interns "tens of people" in a labor camp for political prisoners, guilty of having helped Kim Jeong- wook, a Christian missionary accused of “spying”, who illegally entered the country. Exiles from the North: "They will be shot. Or, if things go well, they will end locked up in the state camps”
14/06/2017 08:57:00 NORTH KOREA-USA
Otto Warmbier, US student imprisoned in Pyongyang, released
The young man, sentenced to 15 years of forced labor in March 2016, is reportedly in a coma. US and South Korean citizens used as commodity exchanges in diplomatic relations. Three Americans and six Koreans still in jail in the North. Among them Protestant missionaries, accused of espionage or betrayal. The South pushes for the reopening of dialogue.
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