North Korea Indicts 2 US Journos for 'Hostile Acts'

Women were working on refugee crisis story for Al Gore's Current TV
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 1:30 AM CDT
South Korean protesters hold pictures of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling during a rally earlier this monthduring a rally against North Korea in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
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(Newser) – North Korea has indicted two US journalists arrested last month for unspecified "hostile acts," reports the BBC. The women, reporting on the nation's refugee crisis for Al Gore's Current TV, will be tried "on the basis of the confirmed crimes committed by them," according to state-run media. North Korean authorities have assured US officials the women will be "well treated," according to the State Department, which is working to win the women's release.