Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have made their first statement regarding their capture by North Korea while covering human trafficking between North Korea and China. Originally sentenced to 12 years hard labor, they were released 140 days later after a visit by Bill Clinton.
When we set out, we had no intention of leaving China, but when our guide beckoned for us to follow him beyond the middle of the river, we did, eventually arriving at the riverbank on the North Korean side. He pointed out a small village in the distance where he told us that North Koreans waited in safe houses to be smuggled into China via a well-established network that has escorted tens of thousands across the porous border.
Feeling nervous about where we were, we quickly turned back toward China. Midway across the ice, we heard yelling. We looked back and saw two North Korean soldiers with rifles running toward us. Instinctively, we ran.
Here’s more coverage by The New York Times.