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US prisoners in North Korea were deported back to the United States, “said the official

November 17, 2018 World 0 Views On this March 12, 2014, a North Korean soldier, midstop, on the south side…

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An American citizen who claims he is a spy when imprisoned in North Korea has been deported to the United States after a month of detention, an official said.

Speaking of a condition of anonymity, an American official confirmed to The Associated Press that Bruce Byron Lowrance was rejected and on a flight back to the United States Friday. He would not leave any other details about his release.

The man was allegedly arrested on October 16 for allegedly entering the North Korea illegally through China. Korean Central News Agency reported that he told investigators that he was under “manipulation” by U.S. spy agency.

North Korea has previously held arrested US citizens for a long time before high-profile American figures traveled to Pyongyang to secure their freedom.

The latest release comes only one year after university student Otto Warmbier died only days after He arrived from North Korea in a coma after spending 17 months in their captivity.

Pyongyang is denied that Warmbier was tortured during detention and gave dubious records.

North Korea also announced Friday the test of a newly developed but unspecified “ultramodern” weapon that can increase tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

Fox News Lucia I. Suarez Sang and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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