June 8, 2009
North Korea sentenced American journalist Laura Ling (sister of Lisa Ling) and Euna Lee to 12 years hard labor. North Korean hard labor camps are very harsh. Women inmates are raped by guards, beatings and executions are common place.
N. Korea Sentences U.S. Reporters to 12 Years - North Korea | Map | Government - FOXNews.comThe Obama administration said it would pursue "all possible channels" to win the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based Current TV media venture.
There are fears Pyongyang is using the women as bargaining chips as the U.N. debates a new resolution to punish the country for its defiant May 25 atomic test and as North Korea seeks to draw Washington into direct negotiations.
Below is a link to a petition. I seriously doubt that this petition will do any good but its better than doing nothing.