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Jimmy Carter to arrive in DPRK later Wednesday

2010-08-25 15:01

PYONGYANG - Former US president Jimmy Carter will arrive in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) later Wednesday to negotiate the release of a US man detained there for illegal entry, Xinhua reporters were informed.

The man, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, was detained by the DPRK on January 25, 2010 for entering the country illegally. On April 6, he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment and a fine of about 700,000 US dollars.

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