Former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Pyongyang

[PeterPaul.ca] — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has arrived in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, hoping to secure the release of two journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labour in June.

PeterPaul.ca has confirmed Mr. Clinton’s arrival with its source, familiar with the former presidents travel arrangements. “The former president is in the DPRK,” they said.

The two journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were arrested on March 17 near the China-North Korean border after attempting to enter the tightly controlled communist state.

The two journalists were sentenced to 12 years hard labour on June 8 after a brief trial.

Both women are employed by Al Gore’s media venture, Current TV.

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