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Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies Watch

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    The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says.

    Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. North Korea said botulism and a sleeping pill led to the coma, but US doctors have disputed this account.

    Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.

    "It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20pm," a statement from the family said.

    It said the student was "unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40335169
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    Truly sad. Don't understand what North Korea gained out of this.
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    I agree truly sad to be caught up in International politics. Something as petty as a sign. Wonder what Trump will do as it looks like they did this to him rather than it being an accident.
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    It's all good that we treat Kim Jong Un like an utter clown, but he and his regime are evil and capable of the worst.

    Hope his family can live on peacefully.

    RIP
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    Why the **** would someone go to a well known oppressive dictatorship and knowingly break the law?
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    'The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says.'
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40335169
    omg this is so sad he like idk just seemed like such a fun person to be around IM SO UPSET : < < < i ****ing need a drink, such a pointless death i feel so bad for his family
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    Sad times for his family.

    I guess he's taught everyone not to mess around if you ever go to NK.
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    (Original post by Carpe Diem Jay)
    Sad times for his family.

    I guess he's taught everyone not to mess around if you ever go to NK.
    ****ing kim cant even take a joke, i cant believe that he hasnt been assassinated yet
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    What the ****
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    What the ****
    ikr, its messed up
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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    ikr, its messed up
    All this because of a poster
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Why the **** would someone go to a well known oppressive dictatorship and knowingly break the law?
    North Korea could easily have framed him, and used that as an excuse to detain him.

    Regardless, I don't exactly think ****ing dying is a fair punishment for stealing a ****ing poster.

    Comments like yours disgust me tbh.
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    Nothing will be done about this and there will be little to no repercussions for N. Korea. Sad.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Nothing will be done about this and there will be little to no repercussions for N. Korea. Sad.
    What do you expect them to do, bomb a few schools?

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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Why the **** would someone go to a well known oppressive dictatorship and knowingly break the law?
    If you watch the video where he confesses you will see he has already been beaten to near death. I doubt very much that he "knowingly" broke the law and in fact I doubt he even broke the law. North Korea has an utterly barbaric and disgusting regime controlling it and a I deeply pity the North Koreans who don't have the most basic human rights.
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    Truly sad but it was a truly stupid decision to go to north Korea and he paid the ultimate price
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Why the **** would someone go to a well known oppressive dictatorship and knowingly break the law?
    You don't actually know whether he really stole that piece of propaganda.
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    (Original post by stoyfan)
    You don't actually know whether he really stole that piece of propaganda.
    I guess we'll never know.

    What we do know is that the 10 other people on the trip had no trouble with the authorities.

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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    I guess we'll never know.

    What we do know is that the 10 other people on the trip had no trouble with the authorities.

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    There has to be more to this story but unfortunately we may never know what really happened as Otto died.

    Which kinda sucks.

    Either way, the tour company is now refusing any American from going to North Korea and 3 Americans are still being held in North Korea.
 
 
 
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