Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hey Obama! Laura Ling & Euna Lee are still being held in N. Korea

Obama, it's been 3 weeks!
Please don't forget about Laura Ling and Euna Lee. You know, the two American Journalists that were kidnapped by North Korea.
I know you don't want to deal with their situation because it might force you to make a decision and actually state your position regarding an issue.
Obama, just as you've demanded, you are the man! Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Stephen Bosworth and whoever else may be associated with foreign policy regarding North Korea, can only respond based on your direction. Well give them some!!!
And one more thing. Where is Al Gore? Ling and Lee work for former Vice President Al Gore's media venture 'Current TV'. I haven't heard one peep from him about this.
Lisa Ling's Sister Facing Trial in North Korea
By Champ Clark
Originally posted Tuesday March 31, 2009

While the United States engages in delicate diplomatic moves, the situation in North Korea for Lisa Ling's sister and another journalist is becoming worse.

Preparations for an indictment are already underway, with Laura Ling and Euna Lee headed for a trial on the basis of "already confirmed suspicions," according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

"The illegal entry of U.S. reporters into the DPRK and their suspected hostile acts have been confirmed by evidence and their statements," the news agency said. Ling and Lee, who work for former Vice President Al Gore's media venture Current TV, were captured by a North Korean military patrol on March 17 near the North Korea/China border. The journalists were in China filming a documentary on North Korean defectors who reside there.
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N. Korea to indict detained 2 American reporters
BEIJING, March 31

North Korea said Tuesday it is preparing to indict two American reporters it detained earlier this month on suspicion of illegally entering the country.

''The illegal entry of U.S. reporters into the DPRK and their suspected hostile acts have been confirmed by evidence and their statements,'' North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported, referring to the results of its investigations into the incident. The DPRK, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is North Korea's official name.

2 U.S. journalists detained in N. Korea: reports
SEOUL, March 19

Two U.S. journalists and their guide were detained by North Korean soldiers while on a reporting trip earlier in the week near the country's border with China, the Associated Press reported Thursday, quoting a missionary who spoke to them earlier in the week.

Rev. Chun Ki Won of the Seoul-based Doorihana Mission told the AP by telephone from Washington he was informed that Laura Ling and Euna Kim, reporters for the California-based online media outlet Current TV, were taken into North Korean custody on Tuesday with a guide hired in China to assist them.

Laura Ling's Father: 'I Worry Quite A Bit'
Carmichael Native, Sister Of Lisa Ling Detained In North Korea

Laura Ling, 32, was born and raised in Carmichael and is a graduate of Del Campo High School.
She currently works for San Francisco-based online media outlet Current TV and is the sister of TV journalist Lisa Ling, often seen on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." More On Ling: Ling At Current TV

Ling and her colleague Euna Lee were seized along the Chinese-North Korea border two days ago, according to news reports and an activist with ties to the reports said Thursday. They had reportedly ignored warnings to stop shooting footage of the reclusive country. A third colleague managed to elude capture.

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