Â Â North Korea has appointed a date for the trial of two American journalists, announced on 14 May agency Reuters.
Arrested in March, an American employee of the company Current TV Lora Lynn (Laura Ling) and Li Yong (Euna Lee) brought to trial June 4. They are accused of illegally entering the territory of the DPRK carried out with hostile purposes. Journalist faces five to 20 years imprisonment.
Laura Ling and Yong Lee were arrested March 17 near the border with the DPRK to China. Reporter to collect information for the material of the refugees, moving from the DPRK to China. According to some reports, women were detained by North Korean law enforcement authorities on the Chinese territory. Also, it was expected that staff could cross the channel poorly guarded border river Tumangan accident.
Analysts believe that North Korea will try to use the trial of journalists Current TV as an instrument of pressure on the U.S. government, which insisted on the continuation of negotiations on nuclear disarmament of North Korea. Remember, April 14, the North Korean authorities have announced that the renewed nuclear program. IAEA inspectors were ordered to leave the country. This was a response to criticism that the UN Security Council welcomed the launch of North Korean space satellites.