Otto Warmbier, the American student detained then released by North Korea, has died of his injuries.
North Korea arrested Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who visited the North as a tourist, in January 2016 for alleged hostile acts against the state. Pyongyang contends that Warmbier attempted to pilfer a propaganda poster. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a tearful public trial two months later.
He was released last week, but he returned home in a coma. Doctors revealed that Warmbier had suffered “severe injuries to all regions of the brain.” He remained completely unresponsive.
It will be interesting to see the reaction from the White House. Will we see the tepid statements common of the previous regime, or will the new administration take action against these murderous bastards?