December 01, 2023

85 year old American identified as detainee in N. Korea – newspaper

Detained American identified as 85 year old Merrill Newman

An elderly man that "may" have recently been detained by North Korea has been identified as 85 year old Merrill Newman by the San Jose Mercury Press.

If true, the report confirms Tuesday's speculation that North Korea had detained a second American tourist in twelve months, this time "from the plane on which he was to leave the country on Oct. 26".