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Current TV reporters to be released, says Korean media

Shortly after the arrival of former US president Bill Clinton in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency is saying North Korea will release two American journalists arrested in March. The state-run media agency says the move to release Euna Lee and Laura Ling is the result of a meeting between Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The two reporters were in North Korea working on a story for Current TV when they were detained and accused of committing 'hostile acts.' They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in June.
August 4, 2009

Shortly after the arrival of former US president Bill Clinton in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency is saying North Korea will release two American journalists arrested in March. The state-run media agency says the move to release Euna Lee and Laura Ling is the result of a meeting between Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The two reporters were in North Korea working on a story for Current TV when they were detained and accused of committing ‘hostile acts.’ They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in June.

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