Cincinnati, OH (PPN) – A college student, Otto Warmbier, was detained for 17 months in North Korea after being sentenced to 15 years for attempting to steal a propaganda sign.
North Korea tortured Warmbier until the 22-year-old was in a coma but their government blamed his condition on botulism, a toxic food poisoning.
Warmbier’s family found out about his medical circumstances a couple days prior to his release.
“Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.”
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