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WorldAustralian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention

07:40  05 july  2019
07:40  05 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Australian student in North Korea reported missing

Australian student in North Korea reported missing An Australian student studying in North Korea has been reported missing, after his family said they had not heard from him in two days. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In a statement seen by CNN, a spokesperson for the family of Alek Sigley, 29, said he had "not been in digital contact" with friends and family since Tuesday morning Australian time, which was "unusual for him.

An Australian student Alek Sigley, 29, who was detained in North Korea , departs from Beijing to Japan, at the Beijing international airport, July 4, 2019. “Mr Alek Sigley has been released from detention in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ,” Morrison told Parliament.

A 29-year-old Australian student detained in North Korea surfaced in Beijing airport on Thursday, saying he was in "very good" spirits after being released. Alek Sigley's detention came just days before a landmark meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian student has thanked Swedish and his country's diplomats for securing his release in North Korea but is keeping mum about what led to his weeklong detention.

Wife voices 'concern' for Australian missing in N. Korea

Wife voices 'concern' for Australian missing in N. Korea The wife of an Australian man who has gone missing and is feared detained in North Korea said she had no hint that anything was wrong before his disappearance. Sigley's disappearance comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea and as world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan for a G20 summit. Speaking at the summit, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had received "expressions of support and assistance" from other nations which had been "very welcome". "We will continue to focus very sharply on that and seek to clarify what exactly has occurred and then take steps from there," he told national broadcaster ABC.

An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, after Swedish officials helped broker his release. Alek Sigley, 29, who was studying in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, had been missing since June 25.

A 29-year-old Australian student detained in North Korea surfaced in Beijing airport on Thursday, saying he was in "very good" spirits after being released. Alek Sigley's detention came just days before a landmark meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

In a statement after reuniting with his Japanese wife in Tokyo, Alek Sigley says "I intend now to return to normal life but wanted to first publicly thank everyone who worked to ensure I was safe and well."

He asks media to respect his privacy.

He had been studying at a Pyongyang university and guiding tours in the North Korean capital before disappearing from social media contact with family and friends. He had posted about his experiences in North Korea and boasted about the extraordinary freedom he had as one of the few foreign students living there.


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