August 27th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

American freed from North Korea thought to be a Christian activist

Check out this line in CNN's story about North Korea freeing Aijalon Mahli Gomes, the U.S. citizen who'd been sentenced to eight years of hard labor for crossing into the country from China:

Gomes is believed to be a Christian activist.

The Christian Post had a little more on Gomes' faith life, calling him a "devout Christian," in a article earlier this year.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Asia • Christianity • North Korea

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. BorderGuards

    I am border than u

    August 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  2. james carter

    When God decides!! Nothing else matters. Nothing.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  3. The Orcs


    August 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  4. WildEyed

    Gnomes are Christian activists! Send word to the Elves!

    August 28, 2010 at 5:46 am |
    • fwat

      Alert Gondor! And South Korea!

      August 28, 2010 at 6:08 am |
    • TheRationale

      Bless me little hobbit feet!

      August 28, 2010 at 8:46 am |
    • dingwande

      Change your underwear! Brush your teeth!

      August 28, 2010 at 9:31 am |
    • Dorothy

      Toto ! ...Toto, come back!

      August 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
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