UCLA'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN NEWSMAGAZINE

Laura Ling and Euna Lee detained in North Korea

In NEWSPRINT on April 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Asian Pacific American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee  were detained on March 17 and will be tried  in North Korea for “illegal entry” and “suspected hostile acts.”

A Swedish diplomat has met with them on the behalf of the U.S. but at this time there are no details about their meeting, nor North Korea’s reasons for detaining the women.  It is possible that the detainment is related to North Korea’s plans to send a satellite into space between April 4 and 8 despite the objections of other countries.

News courtesy of the Huffington Post, March 30.

— posted by Debbie Chong

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