Tuesday, March 24, 2009

American Journalists Being Interrogated for Espionage

The two American journalists being held by North Korea are now undergoing "intense interrogation" on suspicions of spying. Via The Telegraph:
The two women are undergoing "intense interrogation" by North Korean investigators, who are looking for signs they were spying on military installations, an unnamed intelligence official told the South Korean JoongAng Ilbo newspaper.

The US, which does not have diplomatic relations with North Korea, has confirmed that it is in contact with officials in Pyongyang to try and secure the release of the two reporters.

According to reports, they were arrested on March 17 by North Korean soldiers after they strayed into North Korean territory by crossing the frozen Tumen River, which marks North Korea's border with China.

The narrow river is a frequent escape route for refugees fleeing North Korea, which was the subject of a documentary being filmed by the pair.

The US maintains that the women were on the Chinese side of the border when they were grabbed by North Korean border guards, and subsequently taken to the capitol, Pyongyang.

Please continue to pray for the safety of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, and for their swift release.

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