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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)

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South Korean human rights activists stage 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)

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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)

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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)