US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22


US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22 
Updated on : 20-06-2017 07:52 AM
U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday.

He was arrested, according to North Korean media, for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan.

North Korea released Warmbier last week, saying he was being freed "on humanitarian grounds."

Soon after this U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered condolences to the family of an American university student who died days after being returned to his family in a comatose condition following 17 months of detention in North Korea.

His family has said that Warmbier, 22, had lapsed into a coma in March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea.

Trump, speaking at the start of a conference with high technology chief executives, denounced North Korea as a "brutal regime."

"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," the family said in a statement following Warmbier's death at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The University of Virginia student's father, Fred Warmbier, said last week that his son had been "brutalized and terrorized by the Pyongyang government and that the family disbelieved North Korea's story that his son had fallen into a coma after contracting botulism and being given a sleeping pill.

Doctors who examined Otto Warmbier after his release said there was no sign of botulism in his system.

(SA)

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