American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained by the North Korean government under unclear accusations of illegal border crossing and some vaguely defined crime against the Korean nation. They have been tried behind closed doors and have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has written a letter to North Korea seeking the release of the women on humanitarian grounds. Governor Schwarzenegger declares that California is ready to do everything in its power to bring the two women home. Even musician Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park has posted about this tragedy on his blog with links encouraging people to sign petitions and write to representatives.
All over the country vigils and gatherings are being held to increase awareness of the plight of these two journalists.
There is still plenty more to do. Sign the petitions and write to your government to keep this continually fresh in people’s minds and at the top of priority lists. It helps simply to let people know you care and that you want them home safe.
SIGN THE PETITION FOR THEIR RELEASE
SIGN THE PETITION TO SEND HIGH RANKING US OFFICIAL TO NEGOTIATE RELEASE
WRITE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
WRITE TO YOUR SENATOR
WRITE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE