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No word on trial for two American journalists held in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - There's been no word on whether a
trial for two American journalists held in North Korea has actually
begun.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee face accusations of illegal entry and
"hostile acts" in a case that could send them to a labor camp for
10 years.
Ling and Lee are reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's
California-based Current TV media venture. They were arrested March
17 near the North Korean border while on a reporting trip to China.
North Korea's official news agency said in a brief dispatch that
the trial would begin at 3 p.m. (2 a.m. EDT) in the Central Court.
Back home, the reporters' families pleaded for clemency. Laura
Ling's sister, TV journalist Lisa Ling, expressed hope during a
vigil in California that the North Korean government will show
leniency.


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