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Otto Warmbier, American Student Recently Released From North Korea, Has Died

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:

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.

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