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N. Korea lays out case against journalists

Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee were carrying a tape when they were captured by the North Koreans that included narration admitting that they were entering the communist country without permission.

“We’ve just entered a North Korean courtyard without permission,” the Korean translation of their videotape narration said, according to Korean Central News Agency.

Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, who work for Al Gore’s San Francisco-based Current TV media group, were sentenced last Monday to 12 years of hard labor in a North Korean prison for illegal entry and “hostile acts.”

Here’s a link to an AP story that reports on the details the North Korean government released yesterday about the capture of the two women on March 17.

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