Current TV journalists Laura
Ling and Euna Lee were arrested by North Korean police on March 17 for
allegedly entering the country illegally and carrying out "hostile acts."
In June, they were sentenced
to 12 years' hard labor. Now back in the
We issued the following statement in response to reports today from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that imprisoned U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and will be released:
New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on North Korean authorities to demonstrate greater transparency in their treatment of imprisoned