Still, Laura's personality came through in an emotional letter Lisa received two months after her capture. "I'm so, so scared, and I don't know that I'll ever be able to see you again. I miss you all so much, it hurts," Laura wrote in the letter. "I want my big sister. I'm dreaming about the moment when we will be together again."
Three weeks after Laura and Euna's secret trial, Lisa received a chilling phone call. "[Laura] said: 'Lisa, it's important that you hear this. We broke the law, and our only help is if the United States government asks for amnesty for us,'" Lisa says. "She said that if she is, in fact, sent to a labor camp, that she won't survive."