An Australian man has reportedly been arrested and detained in North Korea.
Alek Sigley, 29, was arrested in Pyongyang, according to reports.
Sigley had been attending Kim Il Sung University in the capital and runs several social media accounts documenting his time there. He was recently reported missing.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said, “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter, to the family of an Australian man who has been reported as being detained in North Korea.”
“The Department is urgently seeking clarification. Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment.”
His last Twitter post was made on Monday, showing a hotel.
New signage above the main entrance to the Ryugyong Hotel bearing its name and logo. A sign that it will soon be open for business?
류경호텔 정문에 걸려있는 새 간판. 간판은 류경호텔의 이름과 상표를 표시하고 있다. 개업날이 다가오고 있는가? pic.twitter.com/bwdDot50ya
— Alek Sigley (@AlekSigley) June 24, 2019
It has not been revealed why Sigley was arrested.