Two U.S. journalists are set to stand trial in North Korea.
Wired PR News — Two U.S. journalists accused of illegally entering North Korea and committing hostile acts are set to stand trial. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), North Korea announced that Laura Ling and Euna Lee will stand trial after an investigation is conducted into the charges brought against them.
Ling and Lee were detained last month after being accused of espionage and illegal entry while doing a report on refugees in China near the border of North Korea. If found guilty, they could face prison sentences of 10 years or more. Bob Dietz with the Committee to Protect Journalists is quoted by the AP as stating of the matter, “The detention of these two women is part of a much larger scenario… Our greatest fear is that they are being used as pawns in the broader game being played out on the Korean Peninsula.”