In 2010, another American, Aijalon
Mahli Gomes, was arrested in the North and sentenced to eight years of hard labor, also for illegal entry and "hostile acts.
In 2010, he negotiated the release of American national Aijalon
Mahli Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor after illegally crossing into North Korea from China.
In 2010 Carter negotiated the release of US citizen Aijalon
Mahli Gomes, who was sentenced to eight years' hard labour for illegally entering the country.
In 2011, Carter visited and won the release of American Aijalon
Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years for crossing illegally into the North.
Mahli Gomes , from Boston, Mass.
gained a special pardon from top leader Kim Jong-il to release Aijalon
Carter was in Pyongyang to secure the release of Aijalon
Mahli Gomes, a US citizen who was arrested in January and sentenced to eight years of hard labour for entering North Korea illegally.
Carter, 85, is believed to have left the United States on Tuesday and will likely spend a single night on Wednesday in Pyongyang, AP said, adding North Korea has agreed to release Aijalon
Mahli Gomes if Carter visits the country to bring him home.
The family of Aijalon
Gomes, a Boston man who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor, expressed joy and appreciation, saying in a statement that they feel ''blessed today to be able to welcome Aijalon
home and into the arms of all those who love him.
Carter and Aijalon
Gomes, 31, were expected to arrive in Boston later Friday to be reunited with Gomes' mother and other family members, Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in Atlanta late Thursday.
Gomes, sentenced earlier this year to eight years of hard labor, was granted amnesty and permitted to return to the United.
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Former US President Jimmy Carter's office has confirmed that he has left Pyongyang with African-American Aijalon
Mahli Gomes, who had been jailed in North Korea since January, after securing an amnesty deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.