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Korean pastor arrested

Han Sang-ryeol, 60, a Presbyterian pastor who advocates for reunification of Korea, was arrested for breaking a South Korean law by visiting North Korea.

South Korean police took Han into custody Aug. 19 after a 70-day visit to North Korea, where he was warmly welcomed, according to news reports.

Shin Seung-Min, a Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea ecumenical leader, said Han's visit was "to open the way to reconciliation."


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