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Hmong Lutheran pastor free, heading back to St. Paul

Jul 9, 2003
Elizabeth Stawicki

An Evangelical Lutheran Bishop says the prayers of people throughout the nation were answered following today's release of a St Paul Hmong-American pastor from a Lao jail. Authorities released Rev. Naw-Karl Mua and two journalists following intense diplomatic pressure by the French, Belgian and U.S. governments; and reportedly a payment of nearly 25-hundred dollars from Mua's wife to Lao authorities. Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki reports:

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