The Australian student who led tours in North Korea was arrested after criticizing the country's regime

29-year-old student, presumably the only Australian living in North Korea, is arrested after tweeting about the country's secret regime and leading & # 39; guided tours & # 39; for visitors

  • An Australian exchange student who led tours in North Korea has disappeared
  • Alek Sigley was arrested after a series of tweets about life in a repressive country
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An Australian exchange student who led tours in North Korea disappeared after posting about the country's secret regime.

Alek Sigley, 29, was arrested after a series of tweets about his life in the repressive country.

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that an Australian man is reportedly detained in North Korea.

Alek Sigley (photo), 29, was arrested after a series of tweets about his life in the repressive country

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Alek Sigley (photo), 29, was arrested after a series of tweets about his life in the repressive country

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Australian man is reportedly detained in North Korea - it is urgently seeking clarification

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Australian man is reportedly detained in North Korea - it is urgently seeking clarification

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Australian man is reportedly detained in North Korea – it is urgently seeking clarification

& # 39; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter, to the family of an Australian man allegedly detained in North Korea.

& # 39; The department is urgently seeking clarification. & # 39;

Mr Sigley's last social media post on June 24 was about the Ryugyong Hotel, which was still not completed after construction was halted in 1992 when North Korea broke through an economic crisis.

& # 39; New signage above the main entrance of the Ryugyong Hotel with its name and logo. A sign that it will soon be open for companies? & # 39; Mr. Sigley's message.

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Sigley, believed to be the only Australian living in North Korea, studied Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University, as well as tours.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Korea is a & # 39; reconsideration of your travel needs & # 39 ;.

The department's website says it advises against traveling to North Korea because of the very different laws and regulations that affect foreign visitors and the risks of periodic threats to international interests.

& # 39; If you decide to travel despite the risks, stay as short as possible, eliminate unnecessary activities and review your security arrangements. & # 39;

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Mr Sigley's last social media post on June 24 was about the Ryugyong Hotel, which was still not completed after construction was halted in 1992 when North Korea started an economic crisis
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Mr Sigley's last social media post on June 24 was about the Ryugyong Hotel, which was still not completed after construction was halted in 1992 when North Korea started an economic crisis

Mr Sigley's last social media post on June 24 was about the Ryugyong Hotel, which was still not completed after construction was halted in 1992 when North Korea started an economic crisis

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