North Korean leaders killed Otto Warmbier, plain and simple.
Otto Warmbier has died, University of Cincinnati Medical Center announced Monday.
Warmbier died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, days after he was released from captivity in North Korea.
In a statement, family members said Warmbier had been unable to speak, see or react to verbal commands since his return to Cincinnati June 13.
“He looked very uncomfortable – almost anguished,” family members said. “Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed – he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that.”
To make things worse, North Korea has shown zero remorse for their heinous actions:
North Korea sent a detained U.S. college student home in a coma last week, but the reclusive regime is showing no signs of remorse.
North Korea arrested Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who visited the North as a tourist, in January of last year for “hostile acts” against the state. Pyongyang contends Warmbier attempted to pilfer a propaganda poster. He was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in a tearful public trial two months later.
North Korea released Warmbier to the Department of State last week, but the healthy young man returned to the U.S. in a coma. North Korea’s explanation for Warmbier’s condition — a rare case of food poisoning and a sleeping pill — is highly questionable as the doctors treating him have found no evidence to support Pyongyang’s assertions.
While one might question why an American college student would choose to visit North Korea given tensions between our two countries, there is no question that North Korea is a criminal regime and threat to global stability.
Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis has labeled the North Korean regime “the greatest threat to the U.S. and international security”
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