Vigil Thursday night at SF City Hall for journalists imprisoned in North Korea

OK people let me first of all excuse myself for being gone for almost a month but I have been very ill.

Here is the latest regarding the journalist Laura Ling and Euna Lee that are being held in North Korea.

There will be a vigil at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at San Francisco City Hall for the two Current TV journalists imprisoned in North Korea. Organizers are going to take a photo of all of the participants in Thursday’s vigil and send it to the women as a sign of their support back home. A few of their co-workers and friends and other supporters will speak, but organizers say this event is about “direct participation.”

Here’s what you can do to help: Supporters are being asked to write postcards to each of the women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee. (Separately, please, organizers ask. Try to refrain from “Hey Laura and Euna!”) Their families will bundle the cards and send them — through an intermediary — to the women. Family members who have spoken to the journalists say they are getting messages.

Lisa Ling said she spoke to her sister Tuesday night, and told “Good Day Sacramento” Wednesday about it.

“We actually received a call from my sister quite unexpectedly last night and she reported that she and Euna seemed to be treated fairly but they’re very, very stressed and concerned about being sent to a labor camp,” Lisa Ling said. She will appear at a rally in front of the state capitol in Sacramento Thursday night. Gov. Schwarzenegger and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson are expected to attend.

Here’s the address to send the cards:

Laura Ling and Euna Lee c/o PO Box 2174 Toluca Lake, CA 91610

You can also keep up with the support effort on Facebook and on Twitter.

Posted By: Joe Garofoli (Email) | July 08 2009 at 04:34 PM


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