Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korea

Otto Warmbier has died six days after being brought back to the United States in a coma from North Korea. 

The 22-year-old was returned to his family in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 13 after spending 17 months in North Korea where he was arrested as a student for stealing a propaganda poster in January 2016.

He returned in a vegetative state, unable to communicate with his family and with devastating brain loss. North Korean authorities dubiously blamed his condition on a bout of food poisoning which they said he suffered while imprisoned and released him on ‘humanitarian grounds’. 

On Monday, his family announced his death, laying the blame for it squarely with Kim Jong Un and his regime. 

‘The awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,’ Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a…

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