Robert Park, who walked into North Korea singing hymns two Christmases ago and was tortured until his release six weeks later, says he opposes the Rev. Franklin Graham's call to send U.S. food aid to the communist regime.
Graham suggested the aid could ease relations as North Korea transfers leadership following the death of Kim Jong Il.
Park says he disagrees with the Reverend Franklin Graham's call to send food aid to North Korea while Christians starve in its concentration camps.
"I love Franklin Graham and I love his father's legacy and his preaching, but this is an issue where I really am concerned because you never see Mr. Graham mention the camps," he explains.
Park says the food doesn't reach the starving population.
"Only the elites are well-fed, the trustworthy. But the people in the other communities, to have them always weak is in the interest of the regime," he notes.
Park says Graham, whose Samaritan's Purse ministry has operated in North Korea for years, should speak out more for Christians who are starving in North Korean concentration camps.
Park now lives in Seoul, South Korea, where he works as a human rights activist exposing alleged North Korean atrocities.