North Korea Releases US Citizen

North Korea Releases US CitizenPyongyang, May 27. -The Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced on Friday that it had released U.S. citizen Young-su Jun, detained last November for carrying out a criminal action against this country.

The investigation revealed the seriousness of the incident, which was admitted by Young-su Jun, the KCNA news agency reported.

The announcement coincided with a visit to North Korea by the U.S. State Department special envoy for human rights, Robert King, who regretted the incident on behalf of his government and promised to do everything possible to prevent cases like this from happening again, added the source.

He noted that former U.S. President James Carter and Pastor Franklin Graham had repeatedly asked the country to be generous and pardon the detainee.

Taking into consideration that request, the North Korean government decided to release and send Toung-su Jun back to his country as a humanitarian gesture, it was announced. (Prensa Latina)