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North Korea indicts Current TV reporters

North Korea has decided to put Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee on trial following an investigation into allegations that they entered the communist country illegally and conducted “hostile acts,” state-controlled media in North Korea reported today, according to AP and the London Telegraph.

Lee, a Korean-American, and Ling, a Chinese-American, were arrested March 17 along the narrow Tumen River, which marks the border with China. They were working on a story about refugees fleeing North Korea.

The Telegraph reported:

Current TV is a cable and Internet media company co-founded by Al Gore, located in San Francisco’s South of Market Area. Gore and Current TV officials have remained silent about the arrest of the two reporters. Current TV is also deleting any comments left on its Web site about the two reporters.

At right is an April 2 AP photo of South Korean protesters who shouted slogans as they held pictures of Ling, Lee, and North leader Kim Jong Il, background left, during a rally against North Korea in Seoul, South Korea.

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