US Korea deserter released from military custody

Completing a 30-day sentence, former US Army Sergeant Charles Jenkins was released from the US military base at Camp Zama Japan Tuesday, and allowed to travel to the Japanese city of Sado, where he plans to settle down again with his Japanese wife and daughters. He defected from the US military 39-years ago while serving in Korea intending to return to the United States. Instead, he was detained in North Korea and ordered to teach English to Korean troops. Voice of America has more. Mainichi Daily News has local coverage in English. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on Jenkins' guilty plea to desertion.

 

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