Two U.S. journalists pardoned and freed by North Korea did cross illegally into that country, the sister of one of the women said. “She did say that they touched North Korean territory very, very briefly,” Lisa Ling, sister of Laura Ling, told CNN on Thursday
The United States has dropped its request that two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea be released on humanitarian grounds, and is seeking amnesty instead, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
After weeks of silence, the sister of one of the two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea finally got a phone call. “It was only the first time I had heard her voice in weeks
The Swedish ambassador met with two imprisoned American journalists in Pyongyang on Tuesday, a state department spokesman said, their first visit with him since a North Korean court handed down their 12-year sentence. The spokesman said he could not provide details of the conversation between the Swedish ambassador and Current TV journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. The journalists were apprehended in March near North Korea’s border with China and accused of illegally crossing the border and plotting a smear campaign against North Korea
The families of two U.S.
Two American journalists will be tried in a North Korean court on June 4, Pyongyang’s official news agency said Thursday. The two reporters for Current TV, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, are accused of entering the country illegally and intending “hostile acts.” Ling and Lee were taken into custody March 17 along the China-North Korea border
Two U.S. journalists will stand trial for alleged crimes in North Korea, the government announced Friday. “A competent organ of [North Korea] concluded the investigation into the journalists of the United States,” state-run news service KCNA reported
North Korea has concluded an investigation of two detained American journalists, and they will stand trial, according to the nation’s state-run news service, KCNA. “A competent organ of (North Korea) concluded the investigation into the journalists of the United States,” the news service reported Friday. “The organ formally decided to refer them to a trial on the basis of the confirmed crimes committed by them.” The two journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, entered the country illegally and intended “hostile acts,” according to KCNA last month.