SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday North Korea will release a detained South Korean student from New York University.

Joo Won-moon, 21, who has permanent resident status in the United States, was arrested in April for allegedly entering North Korea illegally across the Chinese border.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry said in a statement North Korea has told South Korea that it will repatriate Joo through the border village of Panmunjom on Monday.

Last month, Joo was presented to the media in Pyongyang and said he had not been able to contact his family but wanted them to know he was healthy. For most of the 30-minute appearance, Joo read a prepared — and probably coached — speech full of praise for the country, its government and people. Read more…

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North Korea will release detained South Korean NYU student