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Carter in DPRK seeking release of US citizen

08-26-2010 14:56 BJT

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The US State Department confirms former US President Jimmy Carter is in the DPRK to secure the release of a US citizen there.

Carter arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday. He held a meeting with Kim Yong Nam, the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK, and attended a reception arranged by Kim.

Carter is negotiating the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who was detained by the DPRK on January 25th, for entering the country illegally. On April 6th, Gomes was sentenced to 8 years in prison, and fined about 700 thousand US dollars.

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