North Korea detained a BBC journalist over his reporting and he was to be expelled, media reports said on Monday, the fourth day of the congress of the country’s Workers’ Party, the first in 36 years.
China’s Xinhua news agency cited a North Korean official as saying the correspondent was detained for improper “reportage”.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained at Pyongyang airport and interrogated for an inappropriate description of leader Kim Jong Un in his coverage, CNN correspondent Will Ripley told the network.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Nick Macfie)
Source: Reuters world