Otto Warmbier Dies; U.S. Student, Former North Korean Prisoner Was 22

Otto Warmbier's Memorial

Otto Warmbier, a young American who was famously sentenced to hard labor in North Korea more than a year and a half ago, has died.

He had only just returned to the US, having been in a coma for over a year.

His loved ones mourn him, and his family has issued a public statement:

18 months ago, Otto Warmbier was on vacation in North Korea (by way of a trip to China) when he was accused of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a restricted area of his hotel.

The “evidence” was sketchy at best.

After issuing a dubious confession, he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

He had, you see, by allegedly messing with a poster, committed a “crime against the state.”

The sentence itself, and possibly the initial accusation that led up to it, was a political reprisal for American sanctions against North Korea for their nuclear program.

After spending the majority of that sentence in a coma, it was clear when Otto’s still-medically-considered-alive body returned home days ago that recovery might be impossible.

Today, that became a tragic certainty.

His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, have issued this statement:

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

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