Former President Jimmy Carter and Aijalon Mahli Gomes
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Ex-President Carter secures N Korea release of US man

Former US President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of an American citizen detained in North Korea.

Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, was sentenced to eight years' hard labour in April, after being found guilty of illegally entering the country from China.

But Mr Carter negotiated his release with North Korean officials.

  • 27 Aug 2010
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