Updated: 03/03/2014 08:16 | By Agence France-Presse

N. Korea to release detained Australian missionary: KCNA

North Korea said Monday it would release an Australian missionary detained since last month for allegedly distributing religious materials.


N. Korea to release detained Australian missionary: KCNA

This reproduction of a picture shown to the media in Hong Kong on February 20, 2014 by Karen Short, the wife of Australian missionary John Short, 75, who is currently detained in North Korea, shows John Short sitting at his desk in 2010

John Short, 75, was detained after distributing religious pamphlets in a Buddhist temple in the capital Pyongyang during a tour, the North's state-run KCNA said.

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