February 8, 2010

A Korean-American Missionary's Venture in North Korea

News item: Robert Park (photo), a Korean-American missionary is released from North Korea after 43 days of detention following his illegal entry into North Korea via the border with China.

When going into North Korea, Park proclaimed that he was willing to become a matyr to promote religious freedom and change in government there, but when he came out, he was attributed as saying about "complete religious freedom" in North Korea.

Something is amiss here. Was his turnabout a condition for his release? Park has remained silent since his release. He needs to shed light on what had transcribed, otherwise his venture will remain an isolated incident by a daring but irresponsible individual.