A South Korean human rights activist holds up a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a rally demanding release of American Aijalon Mahli Gomes in North Korea, in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Korea Representative Office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 26, 2010.  The rally marked six month after Mr. Gomes was arrested in North Korea on Jan. 25. Mr. Gomes was sentenced in April to eight years of hard labor and fined $700,000 for entering the country illegally and for an unspecified "hostile act." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Photo by: Ahn Young-joon

A South Korean human rights activist holds up a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a rally demanding release of American Aijalon Mahli Gomes in North Korea, in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Korea Representative Office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 26, 2010. The rally marked six month after Mr. Gomes was arrested in North Korea on Jan. 25. Mr. Gomes was sentenced in April to eight years of hard labor and fined $700,000 for entering the country illegally and for an unspecified "hostile act." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)