SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Unification Ministry on Thursday expressed regrets over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s detainment of a South Korean missionary, who was arrested four months ago.
Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do told an emergency press briefing that it was regrettable for the DPRK to unilaterally hold the South Korean person in custody without any advance explanations about it.
The comments came after Kim Jung Wook, a South Korean Baptist missionary, told a press conference held earlier in Pyongyang that he has been detained in the North since early October.
Kim said he was arrested on Oct. 8, one day after he crossed into Pyongyang from Dandong, China, making an apology for his anti- state crimes. He entered the DPRK with Bibles, Christian instructional materials and movies.