Missionary Robert Park to be Released


Tucson missionary Robert Park will be released. I didn’t personally know Robert but I know people that do, seems like a good guy.

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday it will release U.S. religious activist Robert Park, arrested in December for illegally entering the country in a journey to raise awareness about Pyongyang’s human rights abuses.

“The relevant organ of the DPRK (North Korea) decided to leniently forgive and release him, taking his admission and sincere repentance of his wrong doings into consideration,” the state KCNA news agency said.

Park, 28, walked over the frozen Tumen river from China and into North Korea on Christmas Day, other activists who helped him said.

He told Reuters in Seoul ahead of the crossing it was his duty as a Christian and that he was carrying a letter calling on North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to release those he holds in brutal political camps and to step down.

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