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Pres. Carter goes on mission to North Korea

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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – President Carter is preparing to go to North Korea to bring back an American citizen now detained in the communist nation.

Monday night, a senior U.S. official confirmed the former President will leave tomorrow on a "purely humanitarian mission" to free Aijalon Mahli Gomes who was sentenced in April to eight years of hard labor for entering North Korea illegally.

No U.S. government officials will travel with Carter.

 
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