North Korea Jails Journalists

Two journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, working for Current TV were sentenced to 12 years hard labor by the North Korean government.  They were working on a story about the trafficking of women near the Chinese border with North Korea.

I commend these women for doing what they were doing.  I can only imagine the courage it must take to do something like that.  And I don’t think I can think of a worse place to be than in a North Korean prison.   In this LA Times article, it explains just how bad it can be.  It is really unbelievable.  I certainly hope that the Obama administration is doing all it can to ensure the release of these two women who have done nothing wrong.  I know we don’t have the best relationship with North Korea, but this is something that I think deserves immediate attention.

North Korea jails US journalists (BBC)

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2 Responses to “North Korea Jails Journalists”

  1. Mort the Sport Says:

    This reminds me of the Roxana Saberi case. States such as Iran and North Korea that have poor diplomatic ties to the West seem to resort to kidnapping to advance their policy agendas. It’s pretty pathetic. Fortunately for Saberi, she was released with little U.S. intervention. We can only hope that these two journalists are as lucky as Saberi was.

  2. […] Two Journalists Get 12 Years- For What? We may never know what “grave crime” journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee committed that got them sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean gulag. […]

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