Gomes ’01 Allowed to Call Home From North Korean Prison (AFP)

Bowdoin graduate Aijalon Mahli Gomes was permitted by North Korean authorities to make a telephone call Friday to his mother in Boston. Gomes, a member of the Class of 2001, was arrested in January on charges that he entered North Korea illegally. U.S officials welcomed the “gesture” but are still pressing for Gomes’s release.

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