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*BREAKING NEWS* Euna Lee and Laura Ling, U.S. Journalists, Pardoned

August 4th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


It is confirmed: LAURA AND EUNA HAVE BEEN PARDONED.

We can barely contain our joy and tears and can’t wait to see their faces when they come home tonight.

Additionally, we couldn’t be more thankful that Kim Jong Il accepted Bill Clinton’s apology for the journalist’s “hostile acts,” and issued the special pardon himself. That said, we still think he’s an asshole.

[BBC News: North Korea Pardons US Reporters]
[CNN: N. Korean leader pardons U.S. Journalists]

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North Korea, Watch Your Back

March 19th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Laura Ling (younger sister of Lisa Ling) and Euna Lee–two American journalists for Current TV–have reportedly been abducted and detained by North Korean soldiers, for ignoring warnings to stop shooting footage from across the Chinese border.

From AP:

South Korean media first reported the detentions early Thursday, with YTN television saying two Americans were arrested near the Tumen River dividing North Korea and China. The Yonhap news agency, citing diplomatic sources, said North Korean soldiers took them into custody after they ignored orders to stop filming.

Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of the journalists and their guide and urged Chinese authorities to intercede on their behalf “as they were probably on Chinese soil when they were arrested.

We have the two women in our thoughts right now, and hope for their quick and safe return–not just for their safety, but for the safety of someone else–because if Laura’s big sis is anything like mine, N. Korea’s Kim Jong Il may quickly find himself with his head mauled, appendages broken, and dick in a vice.

After all, Hell hath no fury like a Hardass Asian Sister.

[AP: 2 US journalists detained by NKorea for filming]

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Thanks, G Scott!

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