Two U.S. journalists have been pardoned in North Korea after former President Bill Clinton paid a visit to the country on Tuesday.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Two U.S. journalists who received 12 years hard labor after being accused of entering into North Korea illegally have been pardoned. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Euna Lee and Laura Ling were pardoned Tuesday following a trip to the country by former President Bill Clinton, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong II.
The families of the reporters are quoted by the AP as releasing the statement, “We are so grateful to our government: President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and the U.S. State Department for their dedication to and hard work on behalf of American citizens… We especially want to thank President Bill Clinton for taking on such an arduous mission and Vice President Al Gore for his tireless efforts to bring Laura and Euna home… We are counting the seconds to hold Laura and Euna in our arms.”
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