Alek Sigley: Australian student missing in North Korea is released and 'safe and well'
Thursday, 4 July 2019 () An Australian student who had been missing in North Korea for almost 10 days is "safe and well" and has been released from detention, the Australian prime minister said. Scott Morrison's statement to parliament was the first confirmation that Alek Sigley, a Pyongyang university student, had been arrested by the North Korean authorities. He had not spoken to family and friends since last Tuesday. "Alek is safe and well ... we were advised that the DPRK have released him from detention and he has safely left the country and I can confirm that he has arrived safely," Mr Morrison said, without specifying where it was that Mr Sigley had arrived. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own...
After assuring the safe return to Tokyo of Alek Sigley, an Australian student studying in North Korea and who had been unreachable for days in Pyongyang, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warns him not to go back. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
After a nearly 27-hour search up north, 2-year-old Gabriella Vitale is home safe and sound. Her parents are thankful for the work law enforcement and everyone involved put in so Gabby could come home..
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