Christian Becomes North Korea’s Longest Known American Detainee

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korea1PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian missionary spent another day locked up in a feared North Korean labor camp Tuesday, November 5, becoming the longest known American detainee since the end of Korean War hostilities, Christians and activists said.

NEWS WATCH: Kyrgyzstan Imposes State of Emergency After Gold Mine Riots

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BARSKOON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The government of Kyrgyzstan has imposed a state of emergency on a northern district to  protect one of the world's highest goldmines from protesters after clashes with police injured dozens of people.

Jailed Chinese Christian Lawyer Still Allive, Family Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

CHINA-RIGHTS-FALUNGONG-SECT-LAWYERBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Family members of jailed Christian rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have been allowed to visit him in a remote Chinese prison, providing the first confirmation in months that he is still alive, rights activists said Wednesday, January 23.

BREAKING NEWS: China Crackdown On Christmas Celebrations Of House Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's largest house congregations planned to hold its last outdoor worship service on Christmas Day in the capital Beijing after months of detentions, while elsewhere several congregations were raided by Chinese security forces as part of a Christmas season crackdown, local Christians and activists said.

BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Enters North Korea With Appeal For Leader

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

4_61_122609_ParkSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A 28-year-old American Christian missionary has entered North Korea to urge leader Kim Jong Il to repent and release political prisoners and others persecuted for their faith, fellow activists said Saturday December 26.