UCLA'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN NEWSMAGAZINE

Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to be tried in North Korea

In NEWSPRINT on June 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Excerpt from today’s Los Angeles Times article:

North Korea put two American television journalists on trial today for allegedly entering the country illegally after vigils calling for their release were held in at least nine cities across the United States, including Los Angeles.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists working for San Francisco-based Current TV, were arrested after they allegedly crossed the border from China on March 17 while reporting a story on North Korean refugees…

In a terse, one sentence statement, the sate-run Korean Central News Agency said today that the trial of the two reporters would begin at 3 p.m. at the Central Court, the country’s top court in Pyongyang. North Korea rarely gives updates of ongoing events inside the country.

Please keep Ling and Lee in your thoughts and prayers.

— posted by Debbie Chong

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