16 Aug 2018

Six detained in Fiji in connection with Grace Road enslavement case

3:30 pm on 16 August 2018

Reports from Fiji say six South Korean nationals connected to a controversial church are in police custody in Fiji and likely to be deported.

Shin Ok-ju, the founder of Grace Road Church, has been arrested in South Korea, accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji.

Shin Ok-ju, the founder of Grace Road Church, has been arrested in South Korea, accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji. Photo: Grace Road Church

The Fiji Sun reported one of those detained is the son of the founder of the Grace Road Church who has been arrested in Seoul over enslaving followers.

The High Court in Lautoka has granted an interim injunction against the removal of three of the detained.

The newspaper reported more than 20 Korean police officers are in Fiji as investigations continue into the case.

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