Australian Missionary Released from N. Korean Prison
North Korea has released a 75-year-old Australian missionary after three weeks in detention.
John Short was arrested Feb. 16 for secretly distributing Bible tracts at a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang.
North Korea deported him Monday morning after he asked for forgiveness and apologized for committing "anti-state religious acts." The country has been known to force apologies under duress in the past.
it should also be noted that North Korea is patron, Communist China, like to buy a lot of Australian raw materials such as iron ore. North Korea have to keep China fairly happy. So for whatever reason, we can be happy this missionary was freed.