North Korea to release South Korean student from New York University

South Korean student Joo Won Moon being interviewed by the media in Pyongyang on Sept 25, 2015.
South Korean student Joo Won Moon being interviewed by the media in Pyongyang on Sept 25, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea announced on Monday (Oct 5) that 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, is to be repatriated through the border truce village of Panmunjom on the inter-Korean border at around 5.30pm (4.30 pm Singapore time), the ministry said in a statement.

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