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Monday, June 8, 2009

NKorea sentences 2 US journalists to 12 years jail (AP)


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FILE-In this file photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2009, a South Korean protester displays portraits of American journalists detained in North Korea as they shout slogans during a rally at a public park in Seoul.  North Korea's state news agency says the country's top court has convicted the two U.S. journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in labor prison.    The Korean Central News Agency says the Central Court tried American journalists Laura Ling, right photo,  and Euna Lee, left photo,  from June 4 to 8.  It said Monday, June 8, 2009,  the trial confirmed an unspecified 'grave crime' against the nation, and of illegally crossing into North Korea.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)AP - North Korea's top court convicted two American journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in a prison Monday, intensifying the reclusive nation's confrontation with the United States.


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