Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Journalist Laura Ling and Euna Lee are now FREE; Released From North Korean Labor Prison Camp

Journalist Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were convicted of "spying-hostile acts" and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in a North Korean prison got the best gift of their lives as they received a "special pardon" from Kim Jong Il.

The great news came after former President Bill Clinton met Kim Jong Il for a “sincere and exhaustive discussions” on matters of common concern.
Lin and Lee family released a statement, "We are so grateful to our government: President Obama, Secretary Clinton and the U.S. State Department for their dedication to and hard work on behalf of American citizens," the statement said. "We especially want to thank President Bill Clinton for taking on such an arduous mission and Vice President Al Gore for his tireless efforts to bring Laura and Euna home. We must also thank all the people who have supported our families through this ordeal, it has meant the world to us. We are counting the seconds to hold Laura and Euna in our arms."
Surely, the stakes is high but this new step will open a peaceful negotiation in the future...

[photo courtesy of KNS/AFP/Getty Images]

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