Aijalon Mahil Gomes

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Freed American Arrives Home From N. Korea

Carter Mum on Kim Jong-Il meeting

(Newser) - The American citizen sentenced to hard labor by North Korea and then freed with the help of Jimmy Carter (click here ) arrived back in the US today, CNN reports. Aijalon Mahil Gomes took a private plane back with the ex-president, meeting his family on the runway of Boston's Logan... More »

Jimmy Carter Frees American

Pyongyang mission a success

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's mission to Pyongyang has been a success. The former president flew out of North Korea today with Aijalon Mahil Gomes after securing the American citizen's release yesterday, the AP reports. Kim Jong Il released Gomes at the request of Carter, who was traveling as a private citizen, said... More »

Report: Kim Jong-Il Goes to China

Leaving Jimmy Carter in the lurch

(Newser) - On Day 2 of the Jimmy Carter rescue mission to North Korea, there is still no sign that jailed American Aijalon Gomes will be freed ... and no sign of Kim Jong-Il, for that matter. The Dear Leader reportedly took a jaunt to China with his son. Teachers in a northeastern... More »

Border-Crossing Yank Gets 8 Years in No. Korea

Experts predict he'll be freed sooner as goodwill gesture

(Newser) - An American detained in North Korea for illegally crossing the border has been sentenced to 8 years hard labor for his "hostile act committed against the Korean nation." Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 30, was also ordered to pay a $700,000 fine, reports the BBC . Gomes, described by pals... More »

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