Lisa Ling’s sister’s trial scheduled on 4th JuneJune 2nd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by GD
Lisa Ling, the former co-host of “The View,” will be finally hitting the press this week after her sister, Laura and her fellow “Current TV” journalist, Euna Lee were detained by the North Korean Government. The trial of the two detainees is set for the 4th of June at Pyongyang and from their perspective things are not looking that good.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been detained by the North Korean government since mid-march on charges of “hostile acts against the state” and “illegal entry.”
Lisa Ling, who is also a contributor to the “Nightline” and “Oprah Winfrey Show”, says that her sister, Laura did not enter North Korea intentionally. She also said that in an effort to release the duo, her family had tried giving diplomacy a chance, however, due to the current turn of events the family has been forced to alter their strategy.
In the 1st June episode of “Nightline,” which was aired by ABC at 11:35 p.m., Lisa talked to the host of the show, Bob Woodruff. During the show she told Woodruff, “We’re talking about what seems to be a full-blown nuclear standoff, and my little sister and Euna Lee are seemingly in the midst of it, and we just felt like it was really time to try and urge our two countries to communicate on our issue and to separate it.” She further added, “Our issue is a humanitarian issue. We hope that our two countries that don’t have a diplomatic relationship can come together to resolve this and try and get the girls released.”
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