May 20, 2024

A foreigner locked up in N. Korea: The case of Chantal Sobkowicz

Evangelical Christian used job in Pyongyang as vehicle for spreading gospel to oblivious North Koreans

As 85 year-old Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California begins his fourth week as a North Korean detainee, the reason for his arrest--as he sat on a plane, about to leave the country, reportedly--is still unknown.

On the other hand, when Chantal Sobkowicz was locked up in Pyongyang, the reasons were a bit more clear-cut.

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