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REPORT: North Korea Releasing Palo-Alto Man

 
REPORT: North Korea Releasing Palo-Alto Man
Posted Friday, December 6th 2013 @ 6pm  by KFBK News

North Korea is reportedly releasing an American war vet they had been holding for more than a month.

The official state news agency said the government has deported 85-year-old Merrill Newman of Palo Alto.

A week ago, North Korea charged the California man with committing "hostile acts" against the state. A video was released of Newman admitting the killing of army personnel and civilians and apologizing for his actions.

Newman was visiting the north as a tourist when authorities took him off a flight on October 26th that was set to leave the country.

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