August 27, 2010, 3:32 pm
By The Carter Center
All photos: The Carter Center/D. Hakes
After seven months imprisoned in North Korea, American teacher Aijalon Gomes was reunited with his family this afternoon at Boston Logan Airport. The Carter Center delegation’s plane landed at 2 p.m. today. President Carter embarked last Tuesday on a humanitarian mission to obtain Gomes’ release after he was arrested last January and subsequently sentenced to eight years of hard labor and fined about $600,000. After two days of talks, President Carter and other delegates from The Carter Center left Pyongyang Friday morning to accompany Mr. Gomes for the flight home.
Aijalon Gomes is embraced by his family upon arrival in Boston Aug. 27. Read the Gomes family statement >
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