N.Korea finds US journalists guilty,12 yr sentence

Mon Jun 8, 2009 12:04am EDT

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SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) - North Korea found two U.S. journalists it has held since March guilty of illegal entry and sentenced them to 12 years hard labour, its official KCNA news agency said on Monday.

The journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, of U.S. media outlet Current TV, were arrested while working on a story near the border between North Korea and China. Their trial opened on Thursday. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz, editing by Jonathan Thatcher)

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