The Trump Administration secured the release of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for removing a propaganda poster from a wall in a Pyongyang hotel. Not long after his sentencing, Warmbier fell into a coma.
According to North Korean officials, Warmbier’s condition resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill that he took.
Almost a week after Warmbier’s repatriation, he died.
Note: According to some reports, Warmbier had been in a comatose state for over a year and had not recieved proper medical care from the start.
President Trump and his Administration had some harsh words for the Hermit Kingdom over their barbaric treatment of Warmbier:
“The United States condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim,” President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump said in a statement, adding that their thoughts and prayers are with the Warmbiers.
“Today we received with deep sadness the news that Otto Warmbier passed away,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a separate statement. “We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier’s unjust imprisonment, and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained.”
“The inhumanity of the North Korean regime has been known to the world for decades. Countless innocent men and women have died at the hands of the North Korean criminals, but the singular case of Otto Warmbier touches the American heart like no other,” Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said.
Ambassador Haley summed it up, saying “While Otto Warmbier’s memory will always be a blessing to his loved ones, it will also serve as an incredible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship.”
It’s unfathomable to think that this sort of thing could happen in the modern times we live in!
Americans are outraged!
Young Conservatives reports:
The U.S. government slammed North Korea on Monday evening following the news of Otto Warmbier’s death.
Numerous American officials strongly denounced the North Korean government for their brutality toward the American college student.