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Support Laura Ling and Euna Lee

Supervisor Eric Mar, Lynn Perkins, and Lisa A. Chung organized a vigil on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on July 9, 2009. The vigil was one of several in the Unites States.

Academy of Art University staff members and friends joined other residents of San Francisco to gather the community to send direct expressions of support to Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Because mail has been getting through to the imprisoned journalists, the organizers distributed postcards for everyone to write a personal message as well as a group picture which will be sent to Euna and Laura by their family members.

Ling's husband, Iain Clayton, has said that such notes from a previous vigil in San Francisco have bolstered the women's morale during the 113 days of their detention. Lee's sister, Jina Lee spoke to her days before the vigil. Euna told her that she has lost 15 pounds from her 105-pound frame because of stress.