Thursday, June 25, 2009

Husbands of imprisoned reporters speak

KTVU reports there were some heart-wrenching moments Wednesday night at a vigil in San Francisco where the husbands of Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Ling talked about the imprisonment of their wives by North Korea.

Iain Clayton said his wife, Laura Ling, is suffering from an ulcer and she requires medical attention.

"From what we have heard is that it has actually gotten worse," Clayton saod. "And not only is their physical situation of concern, but also their mental situation is of great concern to us. They are obviously both very scared and alone and frightened about the situation."

Euna Lee's husband, Michael Saldate, struggled to control his emotions as he described his phone conversation with his wife.

Saldate said his wife wanted to leave a phone message for their daughter to play whenever she asks for her mother. "In her message she said she misses Hannah and she loves her very much, and that Mommy will be finished with work soon and she will be home. And the whole time in her voice there this sense of apology."

Above is a picture of Hannah at Wednesday night's vigil.

Saldate said that message has given little Hannah enough strength to comfort both of them through these difficult times.

"She said, 'Daddy don't cry. Mommy will be home very soon."

The women were captured March 17 while on assignment for San Francisco-based Current TV, the network co-founded by Al Gore. They have been sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp.

The husbands said they have forwarded cards and letters to them. They believe those messages are giving the women strength. (Photo credit: KTUV)

3 comments:

Slings and Arrows said...

Hana. The daughter's name is Hana, not Hannah.

Anonymous said...

You media guys are so lazy that you haven't investigated whether Michael Jackson is really dead. My sources say he's fine, but staged his death so he could live a private life without the constant intrusions of the paparazzi. You all screwed up in saying Elvis is dead when there is ample proof that he's alive today, and now the same thing is happening with MJ! Why do you call yourselves reporters anyway!!!

Anonymous said...

you're right; not only Elvis and MJ but President Kennedy was never killed. And did you know that World War 2 NEVER happened. The media cooked that up because we had nothing better to do.
And that whole thing about 9-11, well, that was another one of the media' hair-brained stories.
Yep, everything that ever happened, from Lindbergh's landing in France to the moon landing and now Michael Jackson, the media created it or failed to investigate it because we didn't have the time or we knew better.
Yes, we know that Elvis has "not left the building" and that he's definitely not dead.
And we know that just like Elvis, MJ just wanted to get away from the paparazzi so we allowed him to stage his own death.
Gosh, we are so evil in our ways. But then, we know that whoever controls information controls the world.
In fact, long before America was founded, we controlled the founding of the nation, the Pilgrims, the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and everything else. Nothing you know is real. We created it.
Now, go crawl back under your rock and don't come out until we tell you.