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Video: Detained journalists in North Korea

Editor's Note: Two U.S. journalists who were detained in North Korea while covering the plight of defectors living along the China-North Korea border have been sentenced to 12 years in labor prisons, the country's state-run media said Monday.

The Central Court of North Korea sentenced Laura Ling and Euna Lee for the "grave crime they committed against the Korean nation and their illegal border crossing," the Korean Central News Agency said.

As a result, the court sentenced the women to "12 years of reform through labor," meaning they will serve out their sentence in a labor prison. Watch Anderson's report on the situation as Ling and Lee were about to go to trial last week.

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Yolanda Tamez

    Will all need to continue to pray for them, prayer works miracles!!!!Everyone out there, say your prayers for both women, and continued support.

    June 5, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  2. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    What are the news about Laura Ling and Euna Lee? And the judgement?

    Please, keep us informed

    June 5, 2009 at 9:49 am |