From Eternity Newspaper
NEWS | Kaley Payne
Monday 3 March 2014
The Australian Consulate have confirmed that John Short, the Australian missionary who has been held in North Korea for the past three weeks, is on his way to Beijing.
John was arrested on 19 February. State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Short had “committed a criminal act by secretly spreading his Bible tracts around a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang, after entering the country as a tourist.”
However, news agencies around the world have reported this morning that John will be released, after an announcement made by KCNA detailed an apology from John.
“Short acknowledged that his actions were… unforgivable crimes in violation of our laws, offered an apology and begged for forgiveness,” KCNA reported.
The statement said John, 75, was being released partly because of his age.
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