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Fox News alert to American journalists won the sister of a former star on ABC's the view.
Are now facing ten years in -- North Korean labor camp.
Court proceedings are now under way inside the reclusive dictatorship for Laura lane who is the sister of former -- star Lisa Ling.
And you believe that floor on the right you and on the left.
Reporters both for former vice president Al Gore's quote current TV that's the name of his online broadcast that they were working for over there.
And they go on trial today three months after being arrested in China.
Near the North Korean border this is an unbelievable situation -- on it now hearing a brand new hour of America's Newsroom live.
From Washington this morning I'm Megyn Kelly.
Morning -- -- Bill Hemmer live in New York friends and family joined by scores of supporters.
In New York -- California holding candlelight vigils asking the North Korean government for leniency.
Ling sisters we mentioned Lisa laying in my remember from the view and also her work on National Geographic she was speaking out.
On behalf of her sister was here.
There are working on a story about the trafficking of women on the North Korea China border.
About the details of that they're actual arrest so are iron very day we actually don't know specifically what happened.
We can tell you very decisively that when they left the United States they never intended to cross any border.
And into North Korea.
From London this morning Greg.
What is the latest -- me first just give us a little bit more background on what exactly they're charged with what what they're accused out.
Charge their facing make it.
Illegal entry into North Korea and -- -- acts against North Korea as of the two charges really part of it and statement that.
That North Korea described that they are facing and that in the central court the supreme court of North Korea Pyongyang.
We get we got one line from the official North Korean news service a short while ago it said that.
A trial has started at 3 PM local time for this indictment against these two individuals Laura Ling and you know -- and we don't know anything more than that.
Trial started about eight hours ago we haven't heard anything more from inside Pyongyang.
As you noted they could face as serious serious penalty.
Ten years in a labor camp they were on the China North Korea border when this all happened back in March they were all working for as you noted the current TV network.
Former vice president.
Ever ever stop that march 17 then at the rally in Los Angeles where.
Laura legs a sister.
And did it she said.
She said her sister had no intention of going inside North Korea the line of the US government which of course has been.
Very active on this too is that.
These folks aren't spies they are journalists doing their job all along the border there senators Hillary Clinton pres Obama -- and involved obviously.
-- the other case involving rocks and it's a very.
Inside -- -- another captive journalists very fresh in the memory in Washington.
You know Greg we we watch that that that was resolved after diplomatic pressure was put on the regime.
To it to the United States' satisfaction with threats and it's a very being set free.
What are the odds of that happening here when we're dealing with North Korea which clearly doesn't seem to give a who what the United States thinks of it or what it does.
Now is that everybody that I've been talking -- and they can say that this is this is political.
These two will be political -- -- there will be played with.
By the regime of the leader of the hermit kingdom Kim Jong-Il of North Korea.
We spoke to one person -- been in their recently inside North Korea and he said.
And he's been there several times he's never seen anything like it.
It is a very tense -- a propaganda is high and these folks will be.
Propaganda pawns in the battle between Pyongyang and Washington and the rest of the world.
Just he cannot imagine facing ten years of hard labor in in North Korean prison camp.
For crossing -- border but that is what these women are potentially facing -- -- -- following it for us Greg.
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