Tuesday, August 4, 2009

North Korea Pardons US Reporters

Via BBC -

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has issued a special pardon to two detained US journalists, the country's state news agency reports.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee had been found guilty of entering the country illegally in March.

The pair, arrested by North Korean guards, were sentenced to hard labour.

The news comes on the day that former US President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to Pyongyang on what was described as a private mission.


Clearly this was weeks if not months in the making...but it is great news.

According to older new stories, the ladies were being held at a guest house in Pyongyang...and were not exposed to hard labor at all - which was never expected even after the sentencing phase.

Rumors suggest that they reporters will be flying home with Bill Clinton himself.

No comments:

Post a Comment