US journos sentenced

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" over the sentencing of two US journalists by North Korea and is using "all possible channels" to obtain their release, The White House said yesterday.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" over the sentencing of two US journalists by North Korea and is using "all possible channels" to obtain their release, The White House said yesterday.

The two women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were sentenced to 12 years in a labour camp for "an illegal border crossing and an unspecified grave crime".

The two were detained on March 17 while researching a story on refugees fleeing the hardline communist state. - Sapa-AFP

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