Aug 3, 2009

Bill Clinton to negotiate journalists' release

Former President Bill Clinton is believed to have arrived in North Korea to negotiate the release of jailed journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, South Korea's Yonhap News reports.

From the story:
"We're aware that an aircraft from the U.S. landed at the Sunan Airport in Pyongyang at around 10:48 a.m.," an official said on condition of anonymity.
Lee and Ling were arrested in March while working on a story for Current TV and later tried for illegally crossing the China-North Korea border. They were sentenced to 12 years hard labor.

*LA Times story here. New York Times here.

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