Monday, June 8, 2009

Sentencing of American Journalists

A verdict has been reached by the Central Court, the highest court in North Korea, on the trials of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee and they have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. The two journalists were detained in March near the border between North Korea and China.

Reports say that the sentencing is harsher than expected and according to officials in Seoul, the verdict is final, as appeals are not allowed in the Central Court.

More details can be found in a report by the Korea Times or at the NY Times.

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