A North Korean soldier stands on a boat on the Yalu River near the town of Sinuiju across from the Chinese border town of Dandong in this file photo. China has arrested two South Korean Protestant pastors on charges of trying to help North Korean refugees cross the border into China. (Photo by Johannes Eisele /AFP)
Authorities in the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning have formally arrested two South Korean Protestant pastors accused of trying to help North Koreans flee across the border into China.Neither pastor has been named. One was arrested along with his wife in February as they tried to board a plane for South Korea from Qingdao in the eastern province of Shandong, while the second was detained at a hotel in the northeastern city of Qinhuangdao, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.While both wives have since been released, the two pastors remain in police detention.
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