A request to Laura Ling and Euna Lee…

Dear Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee,

I am very interested in mapping the locations you were held in the DPRK and the central court where you were tried.  If you are able to do so, please add this geographic information to your upcoming Current TV special, or feel free to drop me a message letting me know where these places are (or even your best guess).

I have been mapping North Korea on Google Earth for several years.  You can download an older version of the project on this web page.

Here is a satellite image of the building where you were brought to meet President Clinton.

Best,

Curtis

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6 Responses to “A request to Laura Ling and Euna Lee…”

  1. […] Dear Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee, I am very interested in mapping the locations you were held in the DPRK and the central court where you were tried.  If you are able to do so, please add this geographic information to your upcoming Current TV special, or feel free to drop me a message letting me know where these places are (or even your best guess).  I have been mapping North Korea on Google Earth for several years. You can download an older version of the project on this web page.  Here is a satellite image of the building where you were brought to meet President Clinton. Best, Curtis http://www.nkeconwatch.com/2010/04/26/a-request-to-laura-ling-and-euna-lee/ […]

  2. tibor gaal says:

    Hello friend,
    I think they couldn’t tell it because: 1. i think they were carried by vehicle onto the site;
    2. DPRK’s official staff didn’t tell them where the court proceedings were taking place,
    3. If they don’t write/read Korean they don’t get the name, street address, etc. of the organization where they were kept.

  3. NKeconWatch says:

    Doesn’t hurt to ask…

  4. tibor gaal says:

    Of course! The best would be meeting personally with them and ask them to describe the environment where they lived or ask them to make a drawing from which you can recognise the environment where they were.

  5. Werner says:

    Re the location of the central court, wikimapia

    http://wikimapia.org/15384893/Administration-Department

    says:

    “This department is responsible for the management and personnel of North Korea’s internal security agencies including the State Security Department, Ministry of Public Security, Central Public Prosecutor and Central Court, as well as the daily management of the Central Party.”

    Didn’t you write this explanation ?

  6. NKeconWatch says:

    NK Leadership Watch wrote that one…

    And I suspect the Central Court is in there, but I don’t know what building it is, and I have not met any defectors who have been there either.