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December 2nd, 2013
07:14 PM ET

American detained in North Korea coerced?

Startling new video emerged over the weekend, of an 85 year-old American veteran apologizing on North Korean television for war crimes committed during the Korean War. Although it is Merrill Newman of California reading an apology in the video, many are questioning its authenticity. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Merrill Newman • North Korea
November 25th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Wife and son of detained man plea for his release

One month after Merrill Newman, an 85 year-old Korean War veteran from California, was detained in North Korea, his family has still not been able to make contact with him. His wife Lee and son Jeff join Wolf Blitzer to share his story and plea for his release.


Filed under: Interviews • Merrill Newman • North Korea
November 25th, 2013
07:32 PM ET

American detainee's condition still unknown

CNN's Brian Todd updates us on the case of 85-year-old American Merrill Newman, who has now been held for a month in North Korea.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Merrill Newman • North Korea
November 21st, 2013
08:12 PM ET

85 year-old American vet held in North Korea

Why are the North Koreans detaining an elderly American veteran of the Korean War? CNN's Brian Todd investigates the second case of a U.S. citizen currently detained in the Hermit Kingdom.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Merrill Newman • North Korea