KommentariiVrazhdebnye deystviya08.06.2009Amerikanskie journalist became the tools of American policy PhenyanaSemi journalists sentenced to corrective labor at the DPRK, Pyongyang appealed to a request for mercy and compassion, the Associated Press. Relatives reported that Laura Lin seriously ill, and her colleagues have Yuny Lee 4-year-old daughter, and asked to release the journalists to freedom.
Lin and Lee on Monday, June 8, had been sentenced to 12 years confinement in a prison camp for illegally crossing the border of China and North Korea and "serious crimes" against the North Korean people. According to reports, officers TV Current TV in March, had crossed the border to remove the material for a report on North Korean refugees, transferred to China.
In an official statement, the relatives, and Li Lin says: "We believe that three months, they have already spent in custody, without regard to families, serve as a sufficient penalty." The arrest of journalists and their trial came on during the growing tensions in relations with the DPRK, the U.S. and other countries, and observers believe that Pyongyang is seeking to use journalists for political bargaining with the international community.