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Ex-US President Carter frees American from North Korea

Ex-US President Carter frees American from North Korea 26 Aug 2010 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. Mr Carter met senior North Korean officials after arriving in Pyongyang on Wednesday. He has now left to fly back to the US with Mr Gomes, who had entered North Korea in January.