Dayton, Ohio, resident Jeffrey Fowle, aged 56, is reportedly being held in a North Korean prison after leaving his Bible in his Pyongyang hotel room. Japanese news reports allege that Fowle was detained after “authorities” found a Bible during a secret search of his hotel room while Fowle was not in the room, leading them to suspect Fowle of being a “Christian missionary.”
The Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s state-run news agency, said last week that Fowle had “perpetrated activities that violate the laws of our republic.” Fowle, a married father of three, was detained in May while visiting North Korea as part of a tour organized by the North Korean government.
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