North Korea

2009


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North Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years' labor

New York, June 8, 2009--International pressure from all countries involved in the Six Party Talks should be leveraged to ensure the release of U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling after a North Korean court sentenced them today to 12 years hard labor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The countries in the talks are North and South KoreaChinaJapanRussia, and the United States.

June 8, 2009 1:41 PM ET

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Call for journalists' release as trial date nears in North Korea

New York, June 3, 2009--On the eve of the June 4 criminal trial date for U.S. television journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling in North Korea, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls for all countries involved in the Six Party Talks to work together to ensure their freedom. The countries in the talks are North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia, and the United States.

June 3, 2009 12:56 PM ET

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Families of Ling, Lee urge talks to resolve detentions

New York, June 1, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all parties to pursue diplomatic efforts to gain the release of detained U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who are facing trial in North Korea this week. The families of the two journalists spoke out this morning on U.S. television to urge diplomatic talks to resolve the detentions independent of the larger geopolitical issues on the Korean Peninsula.
June 1, 2009 8:55 AM ET

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