Merrill Newman says he was detained in hotel, not jail
(NEWSER) – Life as a captive of the Stalinist regime he fought 60 years ago was actually a pretty dull experience, Merrill Newman says. The 85-year-old veteran, back in the US after more than a month in North Korean custody, says he was comfortable but bored during his detention, reports the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He says he was detained in a hotel room, not a prison cell, and was fed well with traditional Korean food.
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