N. Korea sentences 2 US journalists: 12 years hard labor

Two American journalists, one a Chinese-American and one a Korean-American, were sentenced to 12 years hard labor by a court in Pyongyang, North Korea, the BBC reports.

They were convicted of illicit acts, including illegally crossing the border into North Korea from China.

They were covering a story on refugees for “Current TV,” which is an Internet broadcasting service co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is said to be considering sending Mr. Gore to China as an envoy to try to negotiate their release.

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