HomeTVThe ViewLisa Ling Hears From Sister Held in North Korea Luke Kerr July 9, 2009 The View 6 Comments Lisa Ling has finally heard from her sister Laura Ling, who is in prison in North Korea. In June Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean prison for illegally entering the country. Lisa Ling revealed this is the first time she has spoken with her sister in weeks, in an interview with KOVR. "It was only the first time I had heard her voice in weeks. … I was so relieved but I feel so helpless," Lisa Ling, a CNN contributor, told affiliate KOVR in an interview Wednesday. "Because as an older sister, a best friend, a self-professed ‘doer,’ it’s just difficult to know I cannot do anything to bring her home." She said her sister "was very specific about the message that she was communicating, and she said, ‘Look, we violated North Korean law and we need our government to help us. We are sorry about everything that has happened, but we need diplomacy.’ " 6 Responses sudsmuffin July 9, 2009 I pray for these two women’s safe return. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 10, 2009 These women were working on a story to expose the human trafficking of women across the border when they were captured. They are heroes. I hope the government does whatever is in its power to rescue them from this oppressive regime. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr July 10, 2009 Imagine what the movie studios would pay for the rights to their story if they are released…I’d watch that movie. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 10, 2009 Hey, good idea, Luke! Kim Jong Il LOVES movies! Maybe if some Hollywood execs got involved in the diplomacy… Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 July 10, 2009 I hope that they are freed and that all the jailed reporters are safely return home. Log in to Reply Dariclone July 10, 2009 Is the government doing anything to help? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.