May 25, 2024

South Korean pastor arrested in Russia worked with North Korean defectors: NGO

Global Love Rice Sharing Foundation says Baek Kwang-soon helped escapees in Far East but denies he engaged in spying

A South Korean pastor recently detained in Russia on espionage charges worked with North Korean escapees in the Far East city of Vladivostok, NK News confirmed on Tuesday.

Baek Kwang-soon served as the Russia representative for Global Love Rice Sharing Foundation and helped defectors in the city near the DPRK border, according to the South Korean religious charity.

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