North Korea deports US citizen Merrill Newman after month in detention, state news agency says

The 85-year-old American detained by North Korean authorities earlier this fall has been “deported from a humanitarian viewpoint,” North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported early Saturday.

Newman was taken off a plane in Pyongyang by North Korean authorities in October, following a brief trip to the isolated East Asian nation, his family said.

Newman earlier in his stay was made to read a script by the North Korean Regime condemning his ‘war crimes’ in the Korean war, after being taken off a plane about to head out.