Missing Australian found and released from detention in North Korea

Missing Australian Alek Sigley has been found safe and well in China.

The 29-year-old went missing from Pyong Yang last week, with no one having seen or heard from him since Tuesday.

Swedish authorities confirmed the news to the Australian government this morning.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the news in Parliament this afternoon.

“Alek is safe and well.

“Swedish Authorities have confirmed the DPRK has released Alex from detention and he has now safely left the country.

“On behalf of the Australian government I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Swedish authorities for their invaluable assistance in securing Alek’s prompt release,” Mr Morrison said.

It is not yet known why Alek was detained in the first place.

Earlier article: Australian man missing, feared arrested in North Korea