Otto Warmbier, former N Korean detainee, has died

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 5:02 PM

Warmbier, a Univ of VA learner who traveled to the reclusive Asian country at the finish of two thousand fifteen, was released latest week but was in a coma.

Otto Warmbier, former N Korean detainee, has died

Otto Warmier, the American college learner who'd been imprisoned in N Korea for over a year, has died, according to a statement from his family.

Warmbier, a Univ of VA learner who traveled to the reclusive Asian country at the finish of two thousand fifteen, was released latest week but was in a coma.

“When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June thirteenth he was unable to speak, unable to look and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — nearly anguished,” his parents Fred and Cindy said in a statement.

He died Monday afternoon surrounded by his family.

Warmbier had been sentenced to a 15-year prison duration in N Korea for an alleged theft of a propaganda poster and was charged with “crimes against the state.” He was arrested when he tried to leave the country after his five-day tour with a Chinese tourism company.

“It would be simple at a moment love this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant youthful man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew number bounds,” the Warmbier family statement said. “But we select to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person.”

Doctors hadn't determined how Warmbier became comatose.

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