A 30-year-old Boston man jailed in North Korea has spoken by telephone with his family for the first time since he crossed the border on Jan. 25 and was immediately arrested, the Globe's James F. Smith reports on his blog, Worldly Boston.
Aijalon Mahli Gomes was allowed to call his mother last night, which was Friday morning in Korea, a Gomes family spokeswoman said.
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