Q "Ideas for the Common Good" will host Euna Lee. I met Lee's family during her wrongful imprisonment in North Korea. It is healing to tell your story and hear the stories of others.
For those in DC April 10-12, check out this event.
How far would you go to tell the world the truth? That was the question Euna Lee had to ask herself when she and a fellow journalist, Laura Ling, were detained in North Korea after they crossed the border without a visa while researching a controversial story. They remained in captivity until August of 2009 when they received a pardon from the North Korean government. Hear the story of her incredible journey as she reflects on what it means to be a truth-teller in a broken world.
Sign up to attend Q | Washington D.C. on April 10-12th here while seats are still available.
Sometimes the wrongful imprisonment stories we hear about feel like they were ripped from fiction. But sadly the heartache and trauma faced by families is all too real.
This article celebrates the ones that have been adapted for the screen and others that are incredible works of fiction. In either case, dialogue around the topic of wrongful imprisonment helps the cause throughout the world. So check out these 6 movies about wrongful imprisonment.
This past April I spoke at the 2011 International Innocence Network Conference, and brought along my dear friend, Sarah Shroud.
At the time, Sarah had been newly freed. Though released from wrongful imprisonment in Iranian, she was still without her fiance, Shane Bauer, and dear friend, Josh Fattal who remained locked up. We took this photo along with other exonerees from high profile, international cases: José Antonio Zuñiga (México), Ron Dalton (Canada) and Toshikazu Sugaya (Japan). We held our arms open, holding a place for both Shane and Josh.
On September 21st, the Hikers were freed. It was a beautiful moment to see their families reunited after almost two years of wrongful detainment.
This past weekend, I was able to attend a celebration for the families and friends of Sarah, Shane and Josh. Here we are, with our arms around them - just as we had imagined months prior.
Welcome home, guys.