Seoul: North Korea to release detained South Korean student from New York University

South Korea says North Korea will release a detained South Korean student from New York University.

Won Moon Joo, 21, who has permanent resident status in the United States, was arrested in April for allegedly entering North Korea illegally across the Chinese border.

Seoul's Unification Ministry says North Korea has told South Korea it that it will repatriate Joo through the border village of Panmunjom on Monday.