Closing Arguments: North Korea’s Hold on U.S. Journalists

By David Schoetz

Jun 8, 2009 10:58pm

American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced this weekend to twelve years in a labor camp by a North Korean high court. Tonight, the families of the two women — arrested three months ago while working along the China-North Korea border — issued a statement pleading with the North Korean government to "show compassion" and release them. The case comes at a particularly sensitive moment, after President Obama and the U.N. condemned North Korea for testing a series of powerful weapons. So tonight, we ask you: What should the U.S. government do to secure the safe release of the journalists?     Tell us what you think. And you can follow "Nightline" anytime on Twitter:


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