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US Journalists Held in Guest House, Not Labor Camp

(Newser) - North Korea has not yet sent Lisa Ling or Euna Lee to a prison labor camp, keeping them instead in a “guest house,” according to a University of Georgia political scientist who recently visited the country. It's a sign that Pyongyang still wants to negotiate the girls' fate...

'Stressed' Jailed Journo Calls Sis From N. Korea

Ling, Lee shaken by 12 years in hard labor camp

(Newser) - An American journalist imprisoned in North Korea has been allowed to call her sister after weeks of silence, CNN reports. Laura Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee "seemed to be treated fairly but they're very, very stressed and concerned about being sent to a labor camp," said Laura's...

Envoy Visits Jailed US Journalists in N. Korea

Diplomat granted access for first time since women received 12-year sentence

(Newser) - A diplomat has been allowed to visit Euna Lee and Laura Ling for the first time since North Korea sentenced the US journalists to 12 years' hard labor, CNN reports. The Swedish ambassador, acting on behalf of the US, met with the journalists in Pyongyang, according to the State Department....

N. Korea Details Journos' 'Criminal Acts'

(Newser) - Two American journalists sentenced in Pyongyang last week to 12 years' hard labor were detained in North Korean territory after crossing into the country illegally, state-run media said today, providing the first details about the circumstances of their arrest. Laura Ling and Euna Lee "admitted and accepted" their punishment...

Journalists Face Hellish Sentence in Korean Gulag

Survivors describe torture, starvation in 're-education' camps

(Newser) - The 12 years of hard labor facing Euna Lee and Laura Ling hardly seem like a weekend in county lockup, but yesterday's sentence is particularly brutal in North Korea, where prisoners routinely face torture and often death. The two journalists may be sent to a re-education reformatory, reports the Los ...

Heartsick Journo Families Plead for Mercy

(Newser) - The "shocked and devastated" families of two San Francisco journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea have pleaded with authorities to show compassion and free the women from a grueling future behind bars. The families are concerned about the "wellbeing and mental state" of Euna...

Journos May Be N. Korea's 'Trump Card' in Nuke Talks

(Newser) - North Korea’s sentencing of two US journalists to hard labor further complicates relations between the nations, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The White House seeks tougher UN sanctions against North Korea after it tested a nuclear bomb last month, and experts say the sentences’ timing is no coincidence. “...

North Korea Sentences US Journalists to 12 Years

They get labor prison for sneaking into country

(Newser) - After a hasty trial, North Korean officials have sentenced two young American journalists to 12 years hard labor for an unspecified "grave crime," and for illegally crossing into the reclusive country, AP reports. The decision can't be appealed because reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee were tried by...

US Journalists' Trial Begins in Secret

Women face labor camps if found guilty of 'hostile acts' in N. Korea

(Newser) - North Korea began the trial of two American reporters yesterday in a media blackout, AFP reports. Laura Ling and Euna Lee are charged with entering the country illegally and engaging in unspecified "hostile acts" and could be sentenced to up to 10 years in a labor camp. North Korea...

N. Korea May Use Journos' Trial to Make Overtures to US

(Newser) - The day after its defiant second test of a nuclear device, North Korea allowed its two American prisoners, Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, to call home. It was such an unusual act for the repressive state, that experts think it may be a signal that North Korea...

N. Korea to Try Jailed US Journos Next Month

Pyongyang to put women on trial for alleged intent to commit 'hostile acts"

(Newser) - Two American journalists accused of entering North Korea illegally to commit unspecified "hostile acts" will face trial June 4, Reuters reports. Euna Lee and Laura Ling—who were working on a story for Current TV about the country's refugee crisis—have been detained by North Korea since they were...

US Reporters Languish in North Korea

Regime shuts out diplomats, refuses dialog with Washington

(Newser) - While media and diplomatic pressure on Iran seems to have won the release of Roxana Saberi, two other reporters held captive in North Korea for nearly two months are receiving far less attention, the Wall Street Journal reports. The plight of Euna Lee and Laura Ling has been overshadowed by...

Journalists Held in N. Korea Face 10 Years' Labor

Pyongyang links detained reporters to missile launch

(Newser) - The two American journalists arrested in North Korea face 10 years in a labor camp if convicted, the Telegraph reports. The women appear caught in a diplomatic showdown ahead of North Korea's planned launch of what the US, Japan, and other nations say is a ballistic missile. A government radio...

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