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North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 8 years for crossing border

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Aijalon Mahli Gomes has been sentenced to 8 years in prison and a fine of 70 million won ($700,000US) for crossing the North Korean border from China. It is unclear as to why he crossed the border, but come on, he’s listed as a devout Christian. Why else would he have gone?

Gomes is from Boston but was teaching English in South Korea at the time when he decided to hop up to China and go into the communist state to do some good will.

It’s unlikely that Gomes will serve the 8 years of his sentence. He will most likely be released early as an act of good will toward the United States as 3 other U.S. citizen have in the past year.

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Written by sammyvicious

April 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM

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