US Student Sent Home from North Korea Passes Away

  • A US student named Otto Warmbier, who had been held in captivity for 15 months in North Korea and then sent home, has now breathed his last within a week of returning home. The 22 year old student had incidentally been accused of trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel and as such had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in the Asian country. North Korea returned him to the US on June 13 stating that the decision had been taken on humanitarian grounds.

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