U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling were captured by North Korean border guards on March 17th, 2009, tried behind closed doors and sentenced to 12 years of "hard labor" in North Korea for crossing the border. These courageous women were reporting on the issue of human trafficking along the North Korea border with China when they were captured.
People around the world took up their cause and called for their release - almost 90,000 signed the petition on Care2
. And on August 5th, after a successful diplomatic mission to North Korea, former President Bill Clinton returned home with Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
We are all eternally grateful to Clinton for negotiating the release of these brave journalists. Join us in sending a quick note of thanks to Clinton for helping to return Euna Lee and Laura Ling home to their families!
Dear President Clinton,
We the undersigned are so thankful for your invaluable help in securing the pardon and release of journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. We have been worrying about them and calling for their freedom since they were first captured on March 17th, 2009. Thank you for bringing them home!
[YOUR PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS HERE]