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Otto Warmbier, American Detained in North Korea, Dies

Updated | Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year before returning home earlier this month, died Monday. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which was treating the 22-year-old for brain damage, confirmed his death to WCPO. His family gave a statement to ABC News. “It is…

One Response to “Otto Warmbier, American Detained in North Korea, Dies”

  1. admin says:

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued the following statement:

    Today we received with deep sadness the news that Otto Warmbier has passed away.

    On behalf of the entire State Department and the United States government, I extend my condolences to the Warmbier family, and offer my prayers as they enter a time of grief no parent should ever know.

    We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier’s unjust imprisonment, and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained.


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