An Australian student Alek Sigley, 29, who was detained in North Korea, arrives at Beijing international airport in Beijing, China. Reuters
An Australian student who went missing in North Korea has been released from detention and has safely left the country, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Alek Sigley, 29, went missing last week.
“Mr Alek Sigley has been released from detention in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” Morrison told Parliament, referring to North Korea by its official name.
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