N. Korea Sentences Journalists Laura Ling, Euna Lee to 12 Years in Prison

June 7, 2009

Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.



This is very sad. I wonder exactly what they did that was such a “grave crime.” Shouldn’t the camera-guy that escaped have the whole thing on camera? The video should show if they were being hostile.
North Korea lives under their own rules and reality. Its government is subjective and ambiguous, where empathy is nonexistent and logical reasoning is twisted.
Euna Lee is a 2001 graduate of the Academy of Art University. We have compiled an online petition to call for the immediate release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Please join us by adding your name: http://www.academyart.edu/petition