Laura Ling and Euna Lee Pardoned!

4 08 2009

President of North Korea, Kim Jong II, has pardoned U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.  Clinton arrived in North Korea yesterday to meet with Jong to appeal for the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee.  This meeting was the first meeting Jong has had with any prominent Western politician or figure since his stroke last year.

According to the country’s Korean Central News Agency, the release of Ling and Lee is an example of North Korea’s “humanitarian and peace-loving policy”.  I am sure that many, including myself, will dispute the claim that North Korea has a “humanitarian and peace-loving policy”, but at least Ling and Lee are free now!

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