South Korean activists were prisoners in China since March

South Korean activists were prisoners in China since March

Seoul : South Korea | May 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM PDT
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Mark Saint detained in a South Korean prison.

Anti Pyongyang group reported that four South Korean activists were detained in Chinas since March for alleged spying after they inetrviewed the North Korean refugees. Foreign ministry of South Korea confirmed the reports that 4 activist were arrested in Dalian City the northeastern part of China for “endangered state security” charges.

Former leader of leftist party Kim Young-Hwan was one of the detained activist in which already been meet the South Korean consuk on April 26. The three unnamed activist as presented to the Chinese authorities having a writtten statement stated to not meet any South Korean consul. But the Consul had doubt on the statement and wants to confirm on their respective decision.

South Korea has asked China to handle the case in a fair and swift manner, the ministry said. It declined to elaborate on what the four are accused of doing. Many of the activists are Christian evangelist who go for a missionary work in China to help the refugees travel to a third country and to South Korea. Most of the North Korean who wants to exit cross first to China.

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A Chinese woman waits outside the South Korean consulate in Beijing
A Chinese woman waits outside the South Korean consulate in Beijing
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