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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Laura Ling and Euna Lee share their story

Laura and Euna were held in captivity in North Korea for 140 days while working on a story for Current TV. They were sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp when they were rescued and brought home. Recently they released their first statement talking about what happened. These women are amazing.

"We were firmly back inside China when the soldiers apprehended us. Producer Mitch Koss and our guide were both able to outrun the border guards. We were not. We tried with all our might to cling to bushes, ground, anything that would keep us on Chinese soil, but we were no match for the determined soldiers. They violently dragged us back across the ice to North Korea and marched us to a nearby army base, where we were detained. Over the next 140 days, we were moved to Pyongyang, isolated from one another, repeatedly interrogated and eventually put on trial and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor."

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