South Korea claims 'spy' is a missionary

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South Korea claims 'spy' is a missionary

South Korea said a US citizen held in North Korea on spy charges was a China-based missionary, and denied allegations that he was working for Seoul. A foreign ministry spokesman said he believed Evan Carl Hunzike was engaged in missionary work in an area of north-east China, bordering North Korea. He said Hunzike had South Korean ancestry on his mother's side. Pyongyang said on Sunday that Hunzike was arrested on 24 August, after crossing the Amnok river from China and had been charged with spying for the South. The charges carry a possible death penalty. Reuter - Seoul

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