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Thursday, February 27, 2014

S.Korean missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

Kim Jung Wook, a South Korean Baptist missionary, speaks under the portrait of late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il during a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday. Kim who was arrested more than four months ago for allegedly trying to establish underground Christian churches in North Korea told reporters Thursday he is sorry for his "anti-state" crimes and appealed to North Korean authorities to show him mercy by releasing him.