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Wife says Australian Missionary Detained by N Korea Not Political

The wife of an Australian missionary detained in North Korea says she does not know why her husband was arrested, insisting he had no political goals for visiting the isolated, communist country. Karen Short spoke with VOA on Thursday by telephone from Hong Kong, where she and her husband, 75-year-old John Short, have lived for more than 50 years as Christian missionaries. She announced Wednesday that her husband was detained, possibly for possessing Korean-language religious material,...

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