May 2nd, 2013
08:07 PM ET

Former North Korea captive speaks out on latest American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor

If anyone knows what its like to be held captive by North Korea, its Euna Lee. She was imprisoned in the communist nation for 140 days in 2009 after being detained with fellow journalist, Laura Ling. 

The two were working on a story about human trafficking between China and North Korea when they were taken into custody.

North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 15 years of hard labor

Lee was kept in isolation, repeatedly interrogated, and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering the county and "hostile acts." She was released after five months after former president Clinton negotiated her freedom.

OutFront tonight: Euna Lee has written a book about her ordeal called: "The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea."

Filed under: International • News • North Korea
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