North Korea

American Detained in North Korea Allegedly Confesses to Crimes

85-year-old Merrill Newman's letter of apology is full of grammatical errors

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An American veteran of the Korean War who was detained for "hostile acts" against the communist North has released an apology supposedly confessing to his alleged crimes.

Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old from California, was held in October after entering North Korea "under the guise of a tourist", the country's official KCNA news agency said.

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