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BBC reporter detained in North Korea

BBC News BBC News 9/05/2016

The BBC's correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes has been detained in North Korea and is being expelled over his reporting. 

He was one of three BBC staff, along with producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard, detained on Friday as they were about to leave North Korea.

Mr Wingfield-Hayes was questioned for eight hours by North Korean officials and made to sign a statement.

All three have now been taken to the airport by their minders.

The BBC team was in North Korea ahead of the Workers Party Congress, accompanying a delegation of Nobel prize laureates conducting a research trip.

The North Korean leadership was displeased with their reports highlighting aspects of life in the capital.

Our correspondent was prevented from boarding his flight at the airport on Friday by officials and taken for questioning.

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