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the Australian student released last week from North Korea says accusations he acted as a spy there are quote pretty obviously false Alex sickly was detained in the north on grounds of espionage on Twitter Tuesday he also conceded his work in the country was probably over sickly was pursuing a master's degree at Kim il sung university and went missing on June twenty fifth Swedish officials brokered his release , and he reappeared in an airport in Beijing on July fourth state media reported sickly admitted to committing spying acts by working with foreign media including and K. news websites specializing in North Korea but in a series of tweets on Tuesday see we wrote that the only material he gave to media outlets was already published publicly on his own blog , see we often provided a window into life in the capital Pyongyang through social media but on Tuesday he said he did not have any plans to return at least in the short term and that he would be canceling any towards to the country operated by his company toggle tours in another tweet sickly wrote quote I may never again walk the streets of Pyongyang a city that holds a very special place in my heart but he says that's life