Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Candlelight Vigil for Laura Ling and Euna Lee in San Francisco & Los Angeles!

For those of you that haven't heard, here is the background story:

"Laura Ling and Euna Lee, their cameraman Mitch Koss and their Korean Chinese guide had entered China to interview North Korean defectors living along the PRC-DPRK border near the Tumen River. According to JoongAng Ilbo, a Seoul based newspaper, they were detained by North Korean border guards on March 17 as they were walking along the shallow Tumen River into North Korea. Although Koss and the Korean Chinese guide were able to escape captured by the North Korean, Koss was detained by Chinese Border guards, and released.

North Korea has stated “they’re suspected of hostile acts”, and has charged them with spying and illegally crossing the border. Their trial date is set for June 4. If found guilty, they could be served a sentence of five to ten years in prison.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been held in seperate cells, in North Korea, since March 17th. We are asking for your help. Will you?"

On JUNE 3rd, there will be candlelight Vigils for Laura and Euna nationwide. For San Francisco and Los Angeles, here is the information:


Wednesday, June 3, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Front Steps of San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA

Organizers: Lynn Perkins, Mike Shen, Gibson Pearl

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm

1413 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Organizers: Teddy Zee, Welly Yang, Kelly Hu and Dina Morishita

We have changed the time of the Los Angeles Vigil to 6:30 because CNN's Anderson Cooper will be feeding live with Lisa Ling. This will coincide with the beginning of Laura and Euna's trial so it's very important that they have all the support we can possibly muster!

Please come out on Wednesday, June 3rd! Let's all tell the world we want Laura and Euna to come home!

Message from Dina Morishita:

"As many of you may know, Laura's family and Euna's husband and their 4 year-old daughter were on the Today Show this morning. I know it's hard to watch TV in the mornings so I am forwarding you the link.

Please take a moment to watch their families' heartfelt pleas to get their loved ones home."

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