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Oct 22, 2014 10:41 AM

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

The Associated Press

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) The lawyer for an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub says the man was treated well by the North Korean government and is in good health.

Attorney Timothy Tepe (TEEP) says the family of detainee Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL) is overjoyed to have him home but mindful that two other Americans remain detained in North Korea.

Tepe says the family thanks God for protecting Fowle over the past six months. The family also thanked the U.S. State Department and the Swedish Embassy for organizing Fowle's release.

Tepe spoke Wednesday standing next to Fowle, Fowle's wife and their three children outside the family's home in rural southwest Ohio.

Fowle did not speak, and Tepe says his client needs time to get adjusted to life at home.


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