North Korea releases Australian missionary
In a surprise move Monday, North Korean officials freed a Christian missionary from Australia who was arrested for handing out Bibles in Pyongyang.
John Short, 75, allegedly apologized for his behavior and begged for his freedom.
I now realize the seriousness of my insult to the Korean people on Feb. 16 because I made the Korean people angry, and for this I truly apologize, Short said, according to a report on the state news agency. I am willing to bow down on my knees to request this tolerance of (North Korea) and the Korean people.