Euna Lee

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Euna Lee is a Korean-American journalist. She and fellow journalist Laura Ling were arrested in North Korea in 2009 and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.

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Euna Lee is a Korean-American journalist who worked as a film and Web editor before working at Current. She and fellow journalist Laura Ling were detained by North Korean soldiers in 2009, while reporting close to the border of China and North Korea and arrested. They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. After meeting with Bill Clinton, the North Korean government pardoned the journalists.

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journalist. Euna Lee is a Korean-American journalist working for Current news outlet. Lee has a bachelor of fine arts in Film and Broadcasting, and worked as a film and Web editor before working at Current.

Lee and fellow journalist Laura Ling were detained by North Korean soldiers on March 17, 2009, while reporting close to the border of China and North Korea. After the pair allegedly refused to stop filming, they were arrested. Lee and Ling were put on trial in June. They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea for illegal entry and "hostile acts." Political experts believe the current actions are in response to the United States' opposition of North Korea's recent efforts at nuclear testing.

Lee has a four-year-old daughter, Hannah, with husband Michael Saldate.

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