Australian Man Arrested & Detained In North Korea: Report


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.

It has not been revealed why Sigley was arrested.


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