Update October 5, 2015

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N. Korea to release detained S. Korean NYU student

Sumel Sarker

Won Moon Joo, a South Korean student at New York University, is interviewed at the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Joo, who is being detained in North Korea says he hopes to be released soon and has told his family not to worry too much about him.  Joo was presented to the media in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

N. Korea to release detained S. Korean NYU student

5 October 2015, Nirapad News: North Korea announced Monday it was releasing and deporting a South Korean citizen and US resident who was arrested back in April for illegal entry, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said.

Joo Won-Moon, a 21-year-old student at New York University, was to be repatriated through the border truce village of Panmunjom on the inter-Korean border at around 5:30 pm (0830 GMT), the ministry said in a statement.

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