Thursday, June 4, 2009

Larry King: Will North Korea Free American Journalists?

This is from Larry King's story on June 1st.
CNN: Larry King Live

The Ling sisters held for court sentence in North Korea: Lisa Ling Speaks Out
June 1st, 2009

Lisa Ling apologized for her tow sisters; both journalists, who are being detained in North Korea awaiting trail (June 4th) for "illegal incursion into North Korea".The sisters were writing a piece which involved illegal trafficking across the border between North and South Korea.Lisa Ling is worried because the US and North KOrea do not have a formal diplomatic relationship, so she says it is ahrd to accomplish anything. She hopes taht NOrth Korea will show compassion upon her two sisters and set them free.
What do you think?
Should these two women have been detained for three months?
Do you think that North Korea will act compassionately adn set them free?
What if anything can be done?


Lynne said...

It is unfortunate the timing of all this, but I do not see it happening. It is political. To be honest, they are lucky they were not shot dead. That has happened to individuals that trailed off into the forbidden territory. I pray that they will receive pardons and are released, but NK is trying to posture themselves and make a statement. The girls are bargaining chips at this point and I think it will be a long time before we can even entertain their freedom. I hope I am wrong, but I just did not have a good feeling about it when I read the news report. God bless them and their families!

garnett109 said...

They knew the dangers of going there, hope they will be released but I doubt it!