In this Jan. 12, 2010 file photo, American Aijalon Mahli Gomes participates in a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. North Korea threatened Thursday, June 24, 2010, to increase punishment for Mr. Gomes, who was sentenced to hard labor for illegally entering the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Photo by: Ahn Young-joon

In this Jan. 12, 2010 file photo, American Aijalon Mahli Gomes participates in a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. North Korea threatened Thursday, June 24, 2010, to increase punishment for Mr. Gomes, who was sentenced to hard labor for illegally entering the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)