Missing Australian Student Released From North Korea: ‘I’m OK’
An Australian student who had been missing in North Korea for over a week, told reporters at he was “OK” after being released from detention. “I’m OK, I’m OK, I’m good. I’m very good,” Alek Sigley said after arriving at Beijing airport on Thursday. When asked how he was feeling, he responded, “great.” His father told reporters in Perth, Sigley’s hometown, that his son was “treated well.” Earlier Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that Sigley had been released following a meeting between Swedish officials and the North Korean government. Sigley had been completing a master’s degree in Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University while also running a tour company for foreign students. The Guardian reports that he was believed to be the only Australian living in North Korea.