North Korea to try detain two US journalists on June 4

May 14th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Yongyang (North Korea), May 14 (ANI): A Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) central court will try to detain two female US journalists on June 4.

The country’s official news agency KCNA said Thursday Euna Lee, a Korean-American, and Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, were detained before dawn on March 17 along the row Tumen River, which marks the border with China.

The DPRK accused the pair, who work for Current TV in California, of “illegally intruding into the territory of the DPRK by crossing the DPRK-China border.”

The United States, which has no diplomatic relations with the DPRK, has called for the release of the two journalists. (ANI)

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