U.S. veteran, Merrill Newman, was finally released and deported from North Korea. The 85 year old was detained for over a month for allegedly committing hostile acts during the Korean War. North Korean media stated that he was released because he apologized for his crimes and also because of his age/medical condition. After being released, Newman was met by staff from the U.S. Embassy in China. To see news footage of Merrill Newman’s release, click below.