28 May '11, 7am

DTN Singapore: Freed US man leaves N.Korea: SEOUL: An American citizen detained in North Korea since November on...

SEOUL: An American citizen detained in North Korea since November on unspecified charges arrived in Beijing on his way home with a US delegation, Chinese and South Korean media reported. Official Chinese news agency Xinhua said a team from the US State Department had flown out of communist North Korea, led by Robert King, US special envoy for Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues. "A US citizen named Eddie Jun Yong-Su, who was detained last November, was also on the plane heading back to the United States with the delegation," Xinhua said. King and Jun arrived at Beijing on Saturday morning aboard a flight of Air Koryo, the North's state airline, but Jun did not appear at the arrival gate with the envoy, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. "We are very happy to report that Mr Jun, the American citizen being held in Pyongyang, has been released," Yonhap quoted King as say...

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