Posted by: becketfund | February 7, 2010

North Korea: Government Releases US Missionary

PYONGYANG – Robert Park, an American missionary who illegally entered North Korea on Christmas Day and was detained for 43 days, was released on February 6, Time Magazine reported on February 7.  North Korea’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion but the government severely restricts religious observance, only allowing worship at sanctioned churches. Defectors say underground worship and the distribution of Bibles can mean banishment to a labor camp or execution.

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