North Korea

75-Year-Old Missionary From Australia Arrested in North Korea



John Short, a Christian missionary traveling to North Korea for his second visit, has been arrested in the rogue country's capital Pyongyang, his family says.

The 75-year-old was traveling on a regular tour group at the time of his detention. He lives with his wife in Hong Kong where they are reportedly active in the Christian Book Room, a gospel-publishing ministry. His family was informed of his arrest by a fellow tour group member who returned to China this week.