Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Laura Ling and Euna Lee Tell their Story
It sounds to me like these courageous women were indeed lured into a trap:
We arrived at the frozen river separating China and North Korea at 5 o'clock on the morning of March 17. The air was crisp and still, and there was no one else in sight. As the sun appeared over the horizon, our guide stepped onto the ice. We followed him.
We had traveled to the area to document a grim story of human trafficking for Current TV. During the previous week, we had met and interviewed several North Korean defectors -- women who had fled poverty and repression in their homeland, only to find themselves living in a bleak limbo in China. Some had, out of desperation, found work in the online sex industry; others had been forced into arranged marriages. . . . read more at the LA Times. . .
Posted by egalia at 9:53 AM