North Korea releases video of elderly U.S. tourist apologizing for ‘indelible crimes’

By Chico Harlan, November 30, 2013

TOKYO — North Korea acknowledged Saturday that it is holding an elderly U.S. citizen and said he had apologized for committing a “long list of indelible crimes” during the Korean War six decades ago. It did not indicate whether the man, Merrill E. Newman, would be released.

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