Friday, November 22, 2013

in case you missed this on the nightly news...

Palo Alto man, 85, removed from plane, detained in North Korea


Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek
San Jose Mercury News
21 November 2013

"North Korea hasn't formally acknowledged it is holding Newman, much less a reason why -- which an expert on that nation called particularly odd. And the State Department on Tuesday heightened a travel warning for North Korea but would neither link the advisory to Newman's detainment or even confirm he is the American being held.

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Daniel Sneider, a North Korea expert, said it's not unprecedented for North Koreans to arrest American travelers.

"But even by North Korean standards, this is unusual," said Sneider, associate director for research at Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center."

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It goes without saying that this retired Korean War veteran and his family are in need of our prayers.

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