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Vigil Held in Torrance For US Journalists Imprisoned in North Korea

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A vigil was held at a Torrance Church this morning in honor of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, according to MyFoxLA. The two American journalists were recently sentenced to twelve years of hard labor in North Korea on charges of being spies. The pair, who were working on a piece for San Francisco-based network Current TV, were captured on March 17th and put to trial earlier this month.

Today's vigil includes the participation of Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman and South Bay community leaders, who are following up the gathering with a round-table style discussion set to engage the Korean-American community regarding the women's capture and punishment. The aim of today's events is to both keep the story alive in the community and media as well as to encourage diplomatic efforts to release the women.