Otto Warmbier, American Student Recently Released From North Korea, Has Died
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 19, 2017
Otto Warmbier, the American student who was released last week after being detained in North Korea for approximately 17 months, has passed away. Warmbier’s family has confirmed the news in a statement to the media:
JUST IN: Otto Warmbier, U.S. student recently released from prison in North Korea in a coma, has passed away, his family says. pic.twitter.com/q5aNx0Le08
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 19, 2017
Warmbier was imprisoned in North Korea after he was charged with stealing one of the communist regime’s propaganda posters. Shortly after Warmbier’s release, it was announced that he had been in a coma for more than a year before he was allowed to come home.
His doctor held a press conference last week, where they confirmed that there was a serious deterioration in Warmbier’s brain tissue.
Watch above, via Fox Business.
UPDATE – 5:50 p.m. EST: President Trump has issued a statement on Warmbier’s death.
Pres Trump's written statement on death of Otto Warmbier: pic.twitter.com/PPDUw2X8XF
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 19, 2017
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