US urges North Korea to release veteran Merrill Newman

November 22, 2013 3:47 AM

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US urges North Korea to release veteran Merrill Newman

US officials are urging North Korea to "let our citizens go free", as reports say that an 85-year-old US veteran has been detained in the country.

Merrill Newman, a Korean War veteran, was taken off a plane by uniformed officers at the end of a guided tour in North Korea last month, his son said.

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