Adam Warmbier Dies, Days After Return To The U.S.

June 20, 2017

ap_ap-photoOtto Warmbier, an American student detained in North Korea for committing “hostile acts” has died, his parents confirmed Tuesday in a statement. He was 22.

Warmbier, who returned to America last Tuesday, having previously been sentenced to 15 years hard labor after stealing pro-government paraphernalia from his hotel, had lapsed into a coma before his return. The North Korean government claimed Warmbier had contracted botulism shortly after his conviction of crimes against the communist state in March 2016.

Doctors treating Warmbier upon his return to Ohio stated, however, that they found no evidence of botulism, instead finding “extensive brain damage.” The North Korean government has not remarked on the discrepancy or provided any explanation for what could have caused Warmbier such brain damage in prison.

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” his family wrote in a statement.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Rodney Steward says:

    North Korea has no value for human life, sadly this poor young man was really dead when he got home!!

  • roboteq says:

    North Korea needs to be held responsible for the murder of an American by the hands of the North Korean authorities. This incident should be used as the catalyst to allow the U.S. to play hardball with North Korea. Let’s not let this young mans life be wasted.

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