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  • South Korean human rights activists participate in 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 Monday, July 26, 2010. The rally marked six month after Mr. Gomes was arrested in North Korea on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Jimmy Carter to go to N. Korea to free American

    Former President Jimmy Carter was preparing to leave for North Korea on Tuesday to try to gain the freedom of an American imprisoned for illegally entering the communist nation, U.S. officials said Monday night.

  • A Jan. 12, 2010, file photo shows American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, during a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported Friday, July 9, 2010, that Aijalon Mahli Gomes, from Boston, attempted to commit suicide and was being treated at a hospital. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    American jailed in N. Korea attempts suicide

    North Korea said Friday an American imprisoned for illegally entering the reclusive country has tried to kill himself.

  • 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)

    N. Korea threatens more punishment for American

    North Korea threatened Thursday to increase punishment for an American who was sentenced to hard labor for illegally entering the country, citing what it called a hostile U.S. policy toward it.

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  • In this file photo taken on Jan. 12, 2010, American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, whose identification was made by Seoul-based activist Jo Sung-rae, 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 said Wednesday, April 7, 2010, it has convicted and sentenced an American man to eight years in a labor prison and a fine equivalent to $700,000 for entering the country illegally and unspecified hostile acts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    American sentenced to hard labor

    North Korea has sentenced an American teacher to eight years of hard labor and ordered him to pay a $700,000 fine after he crossed illegally into the country -- the fourth U.S. citizen to be detained by the isolated regime since last year.

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