Aijalon Mahli Gomes

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Jimmy Carter Headed to N. Korea to Free American

Ex-president might just go 'off the reservation' again

(Newser) - Another August, another white-haired ex-president heads off to North Korea to collect an American prisoner, reports Foreign Policy. This time it's Jimmy Carter, who has reportedly decided to travel—as a private citizen, so as not to undermine White House policy toward the Hermit Kingdom—to Pyongyang to negotiate the... More »

N. Korea: Imprisoned American Tried to Kill Himself

Bostonian is serving 8-year sentence

(Newser) - North Korea said today an American imprisoned for illegally entering the reclusive country has tried to kill himself. Aijalon Mahli Gomes of Boston attempted suicide and is being treated at a hospital, said the country's official news agency, adding that the attempt was "driven by his strong guilty conscience"... More »

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