Friday, August 27, 2010
Thirty-one year old English teacher Aijalon Gomes was arrested seven months for "trespassing" and committing a "hostile act." He was then sentenced to eight years of hard labor and fined 70 million won (or, more than $600,000). It is reported that Gomes had attempted suicide out of despair. The government of North Korea deems the release of the "illegal entrant" as evidence of that Nation's "humanitarianism and peace-loving policy." See complete story here.