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Otto Warmbier Has Died, Family Blames “North Korea’s Torturous Mistreatment”, Trump Condemns “Brutal Regime… Will Handle It”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 19, 2017 4:45 PM

Just days after North Korea released Otto Warmbier after holding him hostage for 17 months, his family has just reported the sad news of his passing.

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

The University of Virginia student was held for more than 17 months and medically evacuated from North Korea last week. Doctors said he returned with severe brain damage, but it wasn’t clear what caused it.

Family Statement:

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