News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin Alumnus Detained in North Korea Archives

Aijalon Gomes, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2001, has been arrested in North Korea after allegedly entering the country illegally in January. North Korean authorities announced Monday that the 30-year old Boston native-who has been serving as an English instructor in South Korea-would be put on trial after entering the country illegally through China. Few details of the situation are available, but the story has been reported by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the New England Cable Network, among others.