December 03, 2023

Released missionary thinks hunger strike helped end N. Korean imprisonment

Australian speaks with Australian newspaper about his 15-day interrogation process

John Short, in his first long-form interview since being released from North Korean custody earlier this month, told Australia’s Advertiser newspaper about his time in North Korean detention, including his 11-day hunger strike.

Short, 75, was arrested in Pyongyang in mid-February for distributing leaflets with biblical messages translated into Korean, an activity he confirmed during the interview.