American National Jeffrey Fowle Released, Others Still Being Held

Jeffrey Fowle

The North Korean government has finally handed American Jeffrey Fowle back over to the United States, after nearly six months of being held in detention. He was arrested for leaving a bible at a nightclub in the North Korean city of Chongjin, Fowle’s release is a rare gesture by a regime that has historically been intolerant of organized religion. Unfortunately this bit of news doesn’t resonate for two Americans, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, who are still being held against there will by the state.

Returning home to Ohio this past Wednesday, Jeffrey Fowle was welcomed back by loved ones at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Fowle’s devotion to Christianity got him in trouble last May as he was traveling the Northern port city of Chongjin, when North Korean police found Fowle’s bible. Swedish officials presided over Fowle’s liberation.

Fowle’s transfer comes as relations between North Korea and the United States have started to improve, at least in the pursuit of an open dialogue. As for Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, their respective fates in captivity remains unclear.

[via CNN]

Christian Westermann | News Cult