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Friday, August 27, 2010

Imprisoned American Headed Home

Former Presidents 39 and 42, 
Are to be Admired for their Humanitarian Efforts

August 27, 2010

John Reames
Natives of Lee County
South Carolina
According to a CNN report, U.S. citizen, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, imprisoned in North Korea after being sentenced to eight years hard labor, for entering the country illegally, will soon be returned home, to be reunited with relatives in Boston, Mass., thanks to former President Jimmy Carter.

That is good news. It is refreshing to know that our former Presidents are continuing to serve their nation in humanitarian ways.

In 2009 former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea and won the release of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee who were arrested and sentenced to 12 years hard labor.

U.S. leaders continue to hold out hope that a breakthrough will occur to end the tense relations that exist between the two country's. Carter's visit in 1994 provided such a breakthrough when an agreement was made  in relation to North Korea's ramped up nuclear program. Read the full story 

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